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!
The star of the show - Baobob! (Adansonia grandidieri) Beautyberry I got this while visiting a friend in passing, and didn't really have any expectations of success. I soaked them in warm water for 24 hours, then sprayed with alcohol and water and put them in a petri dish with a moist paper towel. I … Continue reading Recent updates – almost to February!
In a previous post, I mentioned some new exotic plants I was growing from seed. They are coming along now, with some updates below. I also planted some more exotic seeds I got online since then. Adansonia grandidieri So far this is the prize of the show. It's a really fascinating tree that grows in … Continue reading Gearing up for winter – an update
So lately, I have been focusing my efforts on creating a self-contained "grow cart" that I can use for more exotic plants. In my previous attempts at winter indoor growing, I mostly optimized for maximizing the number of plants I could grow in a given location. That is not as realistic, and not as fun … Continue reading Grow chamber cart ~v1.5