If I started over I would begin with a read of Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway. I would then map my property on a topographic map to verify surveyed contour and the ovelay my garden plans on that. The design would be a south facing U-shaped sun trap with swales on contours. I did not start that way but I
Lady Squash Bug Epilachna borealis Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Today’s episode is a three part video that show what I am growing for fall and how I’m going about doing it. Ron Finley said growing your own food is like printing money and I listen to him. The driving force behind my production is the compost pile I have in the back and this first video depicts it after
This is part 2 of the parsley and comfrey planting this year. The last video showed what the comfrey looked like out of the fridge where it was stored for a month. The gardens look bare and that’s because they are. Soon though things will be growing in all the mounds and swales. They will be hosting apple and peach
The dog and I were just outside this evening in the dark and its not just the ole sloping backyard instead it’s a sponge full of life. It has rained 6 of the first 12 days in June 2014 and for that we are grateful. Almost a full two inches in a time when it’s usually scarce. The dearth might be
Growing radish is an awesome return on investment plant that brings forth produce in a short amount of time. So short that it is the shortest of all the plants I grow. All it takes is for radish seeds to be planted i s good loose soil that’s watered, weeded and mulched. The Voila within 28 days you have food.
It is April 19, 2014 and the moment of truth is fast bearing on production here at ToDoListHome.com. The Green Room is full of seedlings, many of which need to be transplanted tomorrow. The Top Beehive is surviving and last week was treated for Varroa, fed, treated for Tracheal mites and new beetle blasters were installed. The next package of
Watch for a quick lesson in how to transplant parsley seedling. Careful now. Pick up by one of two growing leaves. This third installment show the parsley being transplanted from vermiculite which serves as the starting medium to potting soil seedling starters.