What Is a Kitchen Garden? To Wikipedia, a kitchen garden is many things, but to me, it is one simple thing. My kitchen garden is where I go to get the herbs I use for cooking. It could also be called an herb garden, but because I use these plants specifically for cooking, I call it […]
Weren’t Cavemen Cold and Hungry? Probably, sometimes. But the more I invite Stone Age simplicity into my life, the more I realize that there are two sides to this equation. For all the cold and hungry caveman moments, there were also happy and well-fed moments. Those happy moments just don’t get the same press. […]
Are You looking For An Alternative Way Of Killing Weeds? Farmer John shares his unique tip for eliminating weeds in difficult places. Be Safe! It’s rule No. 1. Be prepared with the resources you need to control the situation. Get weeds that are hard to reach without weed killer. No need to disturb or damage […]
Whatever Happened To Your Peas? In the last two weeks, the garden has really started taking off. I have flowers on my pea plants, but that’s not all. I found and ate my first pea pods yesterday! They were planted November 17th, 2011. It took roughly 3 months, but I’m looking forward to adding peas to […]
Why Are Hanging Baskets a Good Idea? If you are dealing with finite space, when you can’t go out, you go up. I’m not the first to think of this. There is a thing out there called vertical gardening (or vertical farming), and it makes a whole lot of sense for those of us who are […]
Show Us How Its Done, Please! In my everlasting quest for the ultimate in compost, I asked Farmer John, a 10th degree black belt in gardening, to share with us how he does it. Behold the glory! I have never seen the like in all my life. Discuss.
Pumpkins In The Closet? Really? Yup. I got this bright idea last July to store my pumpkin harvest in my bedroom closet. Needing a place to store my squashes and root vegetables and finding the environment in the bottom of my closet both cool and stable, I tucked thirty pounds of pumpkins next to […]
Where Did We Leave Off? In my fist lady bug episode, I was going to bust out the big guns on my aphid problem with a plastic bag of red speckled whoop-ass. I let the ladybugs go in my greenhouse, and waited to see what happened. Did Releasing Ladybugs Work? No. At least, not yet. […]