For the record, this year's seed catalog! It arrived in late December, and I've been thumbing through, but it's still not well-worn—I pretty much know what I'm ordering. It's as exciting as always to get the new catalogs, but a bit more symbolic now, start of a new season and all … [Read more...] about This year’s catalog!
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Checking in on the winter greens mini-experiment. These guys have been through six weeks of up and down weather, balmy days well above zero (reaching 60-70°F/15-20°C on a sunny day in the hoophouse) , and many extreme freezing nights. So, how did it all do? The Bloomsdale … [Read more...] about Winter greens: the long haul
Winter breakfast: oatmeal, wild blueberries, banana, maple syrup, cream. Mmmm? Grrrr.... It's all supermarket stuff, from thousands of miles away, from the bowels of factory farms and processing plants. "Wild blueberries" in President's Choice designer ziploc bags—what does that … [Read more...] about Winter breakfast: Mmmm vs Grrrr
Not much to look at, right? Wrong! I spent a good FIVE MINUTES staring at the kombucha tea mother, gently swirling and undulating right after being placed in its tea-and-sugar bath, the watching-chickens effect. I like the look of the mother, although some people find the whole … [Read more...] about Kombucha watching
No matter how digital things get, books arriving by mail is always...a treat! I did download the ebook version of The Intelligent Gardener over a week ago, it's now on laptop and smartphone, but still wanted the hardcopy...and now it's in my hands. Sepp Holzer's Permaculture was … [Read more...] about More books arrive