The Garden in August

August 1st marks the celebration of the first harvest; Lughnasadh. The celebration of the sun, of life, and of the harvest. By this point, I've already harvested a few plants (especially if I'm growing peas) but it marks the time when the garden really begins to flourish. Tomatoes and peppers are being picked by the … Continue reading The Garden in August

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Home Sweet Home

For years, my husband I have dreamt of owning a piece of land. Some place far away from any major city or a large population of people. Some place where we can spend hours hiking, exploring waterfalls, or just enjoying the view.  Some place we can call home. Five years ago we found that perfect … Continue reading Home Sweet Home

EWG’s Dirty Dozen #WhyIGrow

Every year the Environmental Working Group releases a "Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce". The list, Dirty Dozen, contains the produce that tested highest for residual pesticides. If I remember correctly, this study tests non-organic produce. Dirty Dozen Strawberries Spinach Nectarines Apples Peaches Pears Cherries Grapes Celery Tomatoes Sweet bell peppers Potatoes Hot Peppers You … Continue reading EWG’s Dirty Dozen #WhyIGrow

Mini-Greenhouses that Convert

I get these ideas sometimes. They are great ideas. Practical ideas. However, they tend to make things a little more complicated. My garden's structural design originally was simple, natural structures. This would help keep cost down and would result in me spending more time in a forest, gathering supplies. Bonus. Although spending time in the forest … Continue reading Mini-Greenhouses that Convert

Climbing, Foundation and Container/Tower Plants

I have been reading the book Vertical Gardening by Derek Fell. I haven't gotten very far into the book yet but I've already learned a lot of great information about planning my vertical garden. I've put together my list of plants for next year's garden. So now what? Before starting to plot out the garden, I organized … Continue reading Climbing, Foundation and Container/Tower Plants