How to harvest and dry herbs

By |2017-05-17T09:35:22-06:00March 5th, 2015|Blog, Gardening|

Is it just me, or are herbs expensive? It seems like I have to pay $5 for a little itty bitty container, and if I want organic, the price is almost double. Honestly, I'd rather buy an entire plant for $5 and have it produce for me year after year! I just threw my herbs [...]

Now I’ve gone and done it…

By |2017-05-17T09:35:22-06:00February 26th, 2015|Blog|

Why eat eggs from the store if you can grow your own? ...because keeping chickens is a lot of work... but judging by the amount of eggs we eat, totally worth it! We just adopted these 6 baby chicks. Not sure what breed these ladies are yet, but it looks like we'll enjoy a variety [...]

Preserving your onion harvest by freezing

By |2017-05-17T09:35:28-06:00May 3rd, 2014|Blog, Gardening|

I harvested my first crop of sweet onions today, and boy was it satisfying! I planted in fall 2013 and harvested late in spring 2014. First and foremost, I learned that onions need loose soil to grow large bulbs. I'd planted straight into the ground and mixed in some compost with the native soil, but [...]

What the heck is a hugelkultur?

By |2017-05-17T09:35:29-06:00April 8th, 2014|Blog, Gardening|

Hugelkultur, or hugel beds, are an old German gardening method. The basic concept is very simple: bury wood in the ground, then cover it with earth. As the wood rots over the course of time, it will create a spongy, water-retaining, nutrient-filled interior. You plant directly on top and on the sides of the hugel [...]

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