Winter gardening is a tricky business, but at our market garden, Verdigris, we are experimenting with ways of growing, or at least harvesting vegetables all year round. I tested our soil this morning to see where we were with the … Continue reading →
February 14, 2015
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With a little planning; even in the winter, you can make your own homemade liquid fertilizer for your houseplants and any vegetables you grow over the winter. I have shown how to make liquid comfrey fertilizer outdoors in the summer; … Continue reading →
January 4, 2015
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I have wanted to experiment with fireplace cooking for some time. The idea of warming the house and cooking a meal seemed very novel to me. Not having grown up in a pioneer family, we usually reserved our alternative cooking … Continue reading →
That sounds much dirtier than I planned it 😉 But what I meant is that in our attempt to create a garden that is not only beautiful but also a quality habitat for birds, bees and butterflies we have been … Continue reading →
Despite the last gasps of winter we have been experiencing here in Central Ohio (including a half inch of snow yesterday), the garden trudges on. Regardless of yesterday’s weather, the soil temperature has been consistently climbing and is definitely warm … Continue reading →
This is always an exciting time for me. February is the time I plan the vegetable garden for the next year as well as any larger projects I plan to take on for the year. For the last two years, … Continue reading →
One of the perennial favorite items in my holiday gift baskets are the burning bundles I make. In addition to the herbal candles, baked goods, preserves and infusions I include in each gift, I include a little magic! I grow … Continue reading →
Today was not the morning to get out in the garden, but I did manage to check on the greenhouse beds and ensured that nothing was damaged by the very unseasonable snow we had thanks to a Noreaster and compliments … Continue reading →
With the holidays approaching and the cool weather already here, I begin to prepare for the holidays and I look for natural projects to do inside the house! Last weekend I made infused brandy with apples to resemble Calvados. Calvados … Continue reading →
I know many of my fellow gardeners both love and hate this word at the same time “winter”. It is inevitable here in the Midwest, although not from last year’s perspective. It is a time to let the much of … Continue reading →