Today, we are lucky enough to have a guest post by writer and nature lover Mackenzie Kupfer. Mackenzie has been a lover of all things green since the age of six when she began gardening with her Nana. She is currently an online publisher for the provider of flower gardening supplies, Avant [...]
I am so sorry that it has been so long since I have posted. I hope everyone has been busy. I know I have!
Most recently, I began my plants for this year. You can see them in the photo below, (from left to right – Georgia Green Collards, Bunching Onions, Early Dividend [...]
This is the last and long overdue part in a multi-part series on garlic and elephant garlic. After letting your garlic cure for at least 2 weeks, you need to clean it and get it ready to store. The process is the same for elephant garlic as it is for regular garlic.
For this [...]
Recently, I had the pleasure of being interviewed on The Permaculture Podcast with Scott Mann. Scott and I have known each other for a couple years now thanks The Survival Podcast Forum. For those unfamiliar with Permaculture, I have included the Wiki definition and link below.
From Wikipedia: Permaculture is a branch of [...]
This is the second part in a multi-part series on Garlic. Part one was about Harvesting Garlic. This part (part 2) is all about curing garlic. The third part will cover some different ways one can store garlic. Curing Garlic is even easier than harvesting it, but it does require a little patience. The first [...]
This is going to be the first in a multi-part series on harvesting, curing and preserving garlic. The first part is of course, harvesting the garlic. This is an easy process, but also a delicate one. You have to be very careful not to bruise the bulbs. Otherwise, they won’t store well and will rot. [...]
Well, it is that time again. I’m long overdue for a photo update of the homestead. Things are looking good, the weather has been perfect for gardening this year.
The catnip I am growing has proved successful as evidenced by my roommate’s cat Vader feeding on it below.
It is about that time of year again. Tomatoes, peppers and other plants are getting tall and need to be staked. The question then becomes, “how best to secure your plants to their stakes without hurting them?” Enter: Velcro Plant Ties. These are perfectly suited to the job. It comes in a 45 foot roll, [...]
We had a bad cold snap last night, but luckily it seems most of my plants made it out just fine. I think it has been about two weeks since I did an update though so, I figured it was long overdue. I hope you enjoy the pictures.
Some of you may remember the Square [...]