Monthly Archive: February, 2014

Breaking It Down: Why Cover Crops Kick A**, Part 2

Cover crops are being used more and more in commercial farming as growers look for ways to cut down on pesticides, herbicides and keep the top soil healthy.  Cover crops bring diversity into… Continue reading

Breaking it Down: Why Cover Crops Kick A** – Part 1

Let’s look a little more closely at how and why cover crops are so beneficial. Keeping weeds down when your garden bed is fallow.   Its a “plant-eat-plant” world out there.  Plants compete for… Continue reading

Meh: Cover Crops

Planting a cover crop is like repairing the cracks in your home’s foundation, fixing a burst water pipe or replacing studs due to dry rot.  Those are all really important fixes that keep… Continue reading

No Matter How you Spell it, Drought is a Four-Letter Word

As I sit here writing about the drought in California, it is currently raining. Up in Oregon, the snow is coming down hard.  Many of my Portland friends/family have posted photos of the… Continue reading

February’s DWV

This Month’s Word is: drought. \ˈdrau̇t\ (noun).  a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall;  specifically :  one that causes extensive damage to crops or prevents their successful growth.

January Wind-Down

January was all about perennial vegetables.The five perennial vegetables I focused on – Artichokes, Rhubarb, Fennel, Multiplier Onions and Lovage – were chosen because they were lovely as an ornamental, easy to grow… Continue reading

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