This week I've been working on the last of the things to preserve for the winter. Yesterday I spent part of the day redesigning next year's garden. You wouldn't think they were related, but they are. I had it worked out in my head where things were going, but I ran into a snag. I really want to keep the fall carrots in the ground longer, maybe a couple more weeks. The garlic really needs to get planted this week. But I had the garlic following my fall carrots. My biggest problem is the mache that I willy nilly just tossed into the garden. It was old seed I wasn't willing to throw out. I really didn't think it would germinate. But germinate it did. The only other place to put the garlic is where the mache is growing right now. If I want to keep those carrots in the ground a little longer to size up more (and they could use sizing up a bit more), then I'll have to transplant the mache. Darn. It is what I get for not thinking about where I put things and not thinking of my rotations in the garden.
And I almost forgot I dehydrated some rosemary. I had used half of what I'd dehydrated earlier in the year and I figured I ought to top off the jar before winter hits. In the summer I use a dehydrator, but since the heat came on in the house, the air is dry enough to dehydrate it by hanging it up. It takes longer, but is less work that way. I think today it will be dry enough to put into jars.
Since Robin is away on vacation, Jody is doing Thursday's Kitchen Cupboard so head on over to his blog, Spring Garden Acre.