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Keeping the soil food web alive

It took me six years of gardening to come to the conclusion that my garden watering schedule was detrimental to my soils.

I saw “watering” the garden as a mean to “provide moisture to the plants”.

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Permaculture

A Voice of Reason

Thanksgiving for those of us in the United States will occur in 3 days. Perhaps our Canadian neighbors have gotten it correct in holding it earlier, in October. 538 more words

Sustainable Gardening

Wordless Wednesday--Hibernation?

I always talk about leaving leaf litter and brush piles so insects can over-winter.

We recently installed a new garage door opener and it has a keypad on the outside of the door. 32 more words

Wordless Wednesdays

Wearable Succulents? Are They Kidding?!

So all of a sudden, the “trend” in succulents seems to be plastering them to things and wearing them.

Remember, I am the person who doesn’t like succulents to begin with because they get “untidy” so it’s not as if I am naturally going to embrace any kind of trend that exploits long trails of succulents hanging off fingernails (“Google”it–I don’t want to post photos because I don’t want to violate anyone’s copyrights–or worse yet, insult anyone’s creativity any more so than I am already doing). 317 more words

Houseplants

Mid Spring garden

Raspberries and welsh onion

Landcress

Spuds

Tomatoes, clay pots and salad greens

Garlic

Yacon

Sorrel

Artichokes

Garden helpers

Landing platform for garden helpers!

Some late comers in the cabbage family… 11 more words

Permaculture

The Spoiler Strikes Again

I have said before that prior to this year and my surgery for melanoma, I was a raker. I would carefully rake out the beds around my perennials and I would rake leaves and pine needles off the tops of my shrubs. 248 more words

Sustainable Living

Ancient technique to save your Summer garden

Summer can be a deal-breaker when it comes to growing moisture loving seedlings and plants. Unless you have a reticulated drip-irrigation system –which I don’t have, you need to water the veggies quite often to expect a decent harvest. 243 more words

Permaculture