16 Tons and What Do You Get? Double-Digging

Double-Digging. For those of you not quite familiar with double-digging, let me fill you in. Double-digging is a dirty, sweaty, tiring, backbreaking way to prepare your garden bed for planting. I hate thinking… Continue reading

April/May’s DWV

This Month’s Word is: cul·ti·va·tion. \kŭl′tə-vā′shən\ (noun) (m.1 Agriculture):  the planting, tending, improving, or harvesting of crops or plants; and the preparation of ground to promote their growth.

March Wind-Down

A last word (for now) about companion plantings: If you have relied heavily in the past on store-bought fertilizers and pesticides to keep your garden in check, and want to get away from… Continue reading

March Madness: The Final Four

No, not the Final Four of the NCAA.  These are the final four companion plantings to finish off March’s topic (perhaps a few days late). I chose these plants because they’re not usually… Continue reading

Today’s Post is Brought to You by the Letter “C”: More Companion Plantings

As we near the end of the month, I wanted to share a few more herbal companions that work well in the food garden: Caraway.  Caraway is a Biennial or Annual Herb, which… Continue reading

What to Do, What to Do, for Bed No. 2?

Bio-intensive; companion plantings; water scarcity; those terms kept running through my head as I plotted out bed No. 2.  Although important to keep them in mind so that I can give my garden… Continue reading

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