Is gardening the furthest thought from your mind right now? For us, we're in "hygge"-mode, so I get it. Maybe, though, these November Garden Tips will leave you feeling inspired! November Garden Tips 1- If you haven't already, and the ground can still be worked, plant garlic, onions, and/or ornamental alliums. If you saved some of this year's harvest for your seed garlic, I hope you are planting the largest, heartiest, bulbs. (Well, you actually plant the individual cloves) The bigger … [Read more...] about November Garden Tips
This year's harvest of potatoes did not disappoint. I haven't picked all of them yet, but I grabbed some to make a side dish for our dinner last evening. These tubers are in the nightshade family. Also, they have been heavily relied upon for sustenance throughout history. They are versatile and tasty. *Note - If you or someone you love struggles with diabetes, you may need to limit your consumption of potatoes. You'll need to talk to your doctor about that. As an alternative, you … [Read more...] about Herbed Roasted Potatoes!
It's time to give you a quick update on the garden! We've been enjoying the bounty this year, that's for sure. The above photo shows some vigorously blooming oregano! In general, my flowers are a little more sparse than usual right now. I'll have to work on that and figure out some "late bloomers" that I can plant next year! Wild Looking Garden At the moment, I have a jungle-like flowerbed just outside one kitchen window. Outhouse Plant The tall plants in that bed are called, "Outhouse … [Read more...] about Garden Update
When practicing permaculture, food and flowers can live harmoniously. They can even be one and the same. Even though we have a designated vegetable garden, we don't exclusively plant vegetables there. One of the joys of permaculture, as well as of gardening in general, is the endless way we can combine plants for multiple reasons. This is how to "stack functions," and "stack elements," which are part of the bigger picture in permaculture principles. Let's first dive into what "functions" … [Read more...] about Food and Flowers in Permaculture
Happy Earth Day! Every day should be Earth Day, don't you think? As much as I feel I am contributing, I feel as though I continue to fall short. There is always so much more I can do. Having taken the Permaculture class with Joel really opened our eyes. We thought we were doing so many of the "right things," and yet.... One of our guest instructors asked us what was one thing we were struggling with. The first thing that popped into my head was, "paper." Said instructor … [Read more...] about Earth Day Every Day