The first year of building our market garden “Verdigris” has been dedicated to infrastructure. We built a propagation and seedling greenhouse, but we wanted another greenhouse built over garden beds to help us garden year-round and to use in the … Continue reading →
May 3, 2017
by admin Comments Off on The Home Kitchen Garden
With all the work that we are putting in at Verdigris, it is easy to get distracted and not plan for our own kitchen garden season. Luckily I started many plants before work began this spring. Most of the garden … Continue reading →
April 18, 2017
by admin Comments Off on The Evolution of a Market Garden: Rain Catchment, Phase 1 at Verdigris
Given our organic principals, we naturally chose to collect rainwater at the new market garden. This will help us ecologically as well as economically during the first year of the garden and beyond. When we bought the property we understood … Continue reading →
April 18, 2017
by admin Comments Off on The Evolution of a Market Garden; planting fruit & nut trees at Verdigris
The first step, for us, in creating a market garden is to plant fruit. We feel that adding varied fruit to our garden will differentiate us from other growers in our area. We also wanted to offer varieties of fruit … Continue reading →
March 22, 2016
by admin Comments Off on Be Fruitful and Multiply….Again!
“Ah, figs, ah, figs. Mother Nature’s brown diamonds.” Myrtle Snow, American Horror Story: Coven We have been busy planning, planting and trying to make our garden and homestead as productive as possible. While growing a lot of annual vegetables is … Continue reading →
May 17, 2015
by admin Comments Off on Gardening Away From Home
Recently, my partner and I expanded our garden outside the confines of our little urban plot. We applied for and were approved for a small patch in the Franklin County Community Garden program. Our 12’X12’ plot is part of … Continue reading →
April 13, 2015
by admin Comments Off on Arch you glad you can go up 2!
Another milestone in the garden completed! Over the past few weeks we have been digging out, disassembling, reassembling and changing the potager. We have reconfigured all of the garden beds, which means moving a lot of earth and adding a … Continue reading →
April 9, 2015
by admin Comments Off on Doing the Dirt(y)
Well the time finally came that my purchased compost bins became obsolete! This is both a good and bad sign. It is bad, because we had to come up with something useful, quickly…good because we continue to close the organic … Continue reading →
March 23, 2015
by admin Comments Off on Arch You Glad You Can Always Go Up?
Pardon the bad grammar, but it is just my way of introducing the topic of vertical gardening. Living in a city, or anywhere for that matter sometimes means working with limited garden space. On our little, patch, we only have … Continue reading →
January 14, 2015
by admin Comments Off on What Can We Do?
Creating a Life of Plenty! That is the theme of this blog, much of it has to do with gardening, cooking and home projects and those really make me happy, but it is more than that, it is about creating … Continue reading →