My garden this year has had a decent run, particularly tomatoes (beefsteak, grape, early girl, and Cherokee purple). My cooler season crops did poorly though, with the exception of the lacinato kale (a partial harvest pictured). My carrots are still going, and various leafy greens continue and will be harvest ready in a month i … Continue reading Cool season crop planting – experimental methods
Lots of things have been happening here, but I've just lacked the energy to stay on top of posting. These cuttings are my first attempt to get back into it. My neighbor has a very large red alder (alnus rubrum) which tends to spread far and wide. I need to clean out a few large … Continue reading Propagating red alder
I've often harped on the benefits of wood chips, particularly how it helps prosuce vast networks of fungal Mycorhizea. But this also includes my love of bragging about the high quality soil it produces as a result. I wanted to post some photos that give a bit more detail to what I mean.
As of late I've been trying to decrease my carbon footprint, as well as reuse as much as I can, both in and out of the garden. This has led to two big things: Compost everything well, for me, anything that is not meat, dairy, oils, or processed foods (some exceptions like bread). I've been … Continue reading Cardboard – a carbon sequestration and permaculture design tool
Another "Six on Saturday" - thanks to https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com, the originator, for the inspiration! It's been quite some time since I've done one of these but I'm glad to get back into it - the weather plays a big role here! Weather wise, it's been loopy - from a crazy freaky cold winter to a very … Continue reading Six on Saturday- 03/23
Looks like mother nature finally turned the dial to the right station - and now the volume has really kicked up! I was biding my time for nice weather - now I just need to keep my eyes open - it seems like it's gone in a blink. I've gotten all the detritus cleared - … Continue reading Spring catch-up
It was a beautiful day outside, and I've already gotten a load of wood chips delivered for free. We had a rare winter storm... ...that pummeled our area for all of February, giving us around two feet of snow. It's finally melted off, and I'm mostly impressed at how well my various plantings fared. I'm … Continue reading Indoor updates – nearly spring!