Cool season crop planting – experimental methods

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

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Propagating red alder

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

Cardboard – a carbon sequestration and permaculture design tool

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