Tomato Update #1

I am so excited to finally have some tomato progress to show! My first 4 plants (gifts from a neighbor as seedlings) bloomed early and set a handful of fruits…and then nothing for about the last 3 weeks! The early fruit was doing great and they were blooming their little hearts out but then…nothing. I…

Essential Oil Beginnings

Essential oils weren’t really on my radar until the classes I attended at Erin Garvin’s Empower Pilates and Yoga studio. I mean, I knew what they were…kind of…but I didn’t own any and had only a vague idea of what they were used for and how. While I was interested in herbalism, essential oils and…

You Say Tomato…

“Why are you planting tomatoes?” “Umm…to eat?” “You don’t even like tomatoes!” My dear husband, the skeptic of my taste palate. He does have a point though. I do not really care for RAW tomatoes. However, I love tomato sauces, tomato-based soups and stews, ketchup, and pretty much any form of cooked tomato. I love…

Birth of a Gardener

Some of my earliest memories are of helping my mother in her gardening endeavors. Mom is one of those people who not only has a green thumb, she has an entire green HAND. Even when I was in elementary school and we lived in the suburbs with a tiny little yard, we had a garden….

Welcome to the Bent Gardener!

Hi guys! I wanted to create a place where I could write and ramble and share ALL about all my garden and herbalism projects, so here we are. It’s still a work in progress, and since I’m still overseas at the moment obviously I don’t have a garden or even – at the moment –…