It has rained for weeks! The weeds have gone crazy. The raised beds in the vegetable garden are easy to maintain. They are mulched and it is easy to pull out the occasional weed. HOWEVER, everywhere else is covered up. Here is a bit of what I have to contend with. Continue reading
We are having a Blackberry Winter! Wonderfully cool weather. Need to enjoy it before the hot, humid, sticky, buggy Summer arrives. (Can you tell Summer is not my favorite?) If it wasn’t for the fresh vegetables and marvelous tomatoes, I could do without Summer. Take a look at what is going on now.
Yesterday, I pulled up a parsnip in the garden. This ONE is enough for the two of us. My favorite recipe is Creamed Parsnips.
Here is how I managed to grow this temperamental crop. Plus a recipe.
I love having chickens in the garden. They are always glad to see me. I suspect it is because I usually am taking them the kitchen compost bucket.
It is Mid March. Thought I would show you some of the Permaculture plants I found emerging in the garden. Harvest for today and the future………..😊
It is time to start seeds of tomatoes and peppers inside. No real expensive equipment needed. I use drug store heat pads, recycled 12 packs and pieces of mini blinds. And a shop light.
It is mid February , and acting like Spring! Flowers are blooming! Fruit trees are leafing out and budding up. One of the Peach trees is in bloom. Scary …. you know a hard freeze will come and wipe out the peaches. Hopefully none of the new Food Forest trees will leaf out.
Hummmm, chicken damage to my broccoli plants!
Winter! Everything outside is dull and dreary. Then you step into the Greenhouse …….The Meyer Lemon is perfuming the air……..
( that is chickweed growing on the floor among the pea gravel – that is OK – it is nice green chicken feed) And ………….
WINTER SOW SEED STARTING. My favorite way to start seeds in the Winter for early Spring crops. Just spend a little time preparing your containers, filling with dirt, plant seeds and set them out in the garden and neglect them! Nature will tell them when it is time to come up! No constant misting, heat pads and grow lights. And they harden themselves off. Here is a step by step…