Obsession

I'm slowly making my way around the garden borders for the first of the season clean-up -- edging, weeding, dividing and relocating as needed.  Sadly, it's already June 11th and I'm only half way there! I have no idea how I ended up with more than 13 mixed borders, a vegetable garden, an orchard (fruit trees, blueberries, blackberries,... Continue Reading →

New Arrivals

I've been trying to get better about growing more from seed and taking cuttings to expand my garden, rather than buying every plant that looks and sounds exciting to me.  My gardening habit has become quite expensive! Nevertheless, I've added or expanded a border every year since I started this garden in 2012 and that... Continue Reading →

If you can’t garden outside…

Clearly I'm not able to get outside and do any cleanup with the snow and water on the ground, and likely won't be able to do so for awhile yet.  But the indoor "nursery" has been hopping for a few weeks now. I have roughly 200 plants in seed trays and pots right now, and I will sow... Continue Reading →

More Permaculture Wisdom

Avoid bare soil as much as possible.  Bare soil will erode and lose water at a faster rate than mulched surfaces. Your plants and the wildlife will thank you for the covered soil. Feed soils top-down through mulching.  A covering of compost and/or well-rotted manure, topped by straw or natural (no dyes, no chemicals) wood... Continue Reading →

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