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Napoleon Bonaparte, the first Emperor of France and widely regarded as one of the greatest military leaders in the history of the West, once said something very simple and true, 663 more words

Wild Foods

Training Vines and Controlling Pests

The veggies next to trellises in the garden needed help finding their way up, so I walked around with twine and gently tied up beans, peas, and pickling cucumbers. 146 more words


roughrustics reblogged this on Rough Rustics and commented:

This is a great idea! I need to get my vines trained as well, and I love the idea of using soapy water as pest control.

Harvesting Honeysuckle

This time of year, the smell of honeysuckle permeates the air around where I live.  I’ve heard it said that the sense of smell is the most powerful of our senses in stimulating memories.   186 more words


Bees are HERE!!!!!!

I finally got the call.  “Your bees are ready.”  I went the other night and picked them up around 7 pm.  I was so happy it was contagious. 224 more words

Making "Capers" from Nasturtium's: (Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten Free/Organic/Healthy)

“Poor Man’s Capers” – pickled Nasturtium Pods:

Nasturtiums are great in the garden for two reasons. Firstly, they draw aphids and other insects away from your vegetables, and secondly, their unripe seed pods can be used to make really yummy “poor man’s Capers”… 125 more words


This week in the garden - is all about storing your produce for Winter:

It is one thing to grow a great harvest, it is yet another to ensure that your harvest lasts you over the winter months.

I will do a few blogs about different types of storage, this one is “dry storage” or using a cool room/cellar etc: 1,041 more words


This Week in the Garden...

Yet another bummer of a harvest this week, but things are slowly turning around. At least we had no storms or nasty frosts, so the plants that did not die or break last time we had them, are slowly starting to take off again. 202 more words