When I’m planning out my vegetable garden, I don’t want to have to go to a dozen different articles to find the info I’m looking for. What pH? How much water? How many hours of sunlight? How far away do I space them? So I assembled this quick and dirty reference guide for planting squash. […]
You may be curious about the name “Chasteberry”. Certainly it brings up the notion of chastity. And that’s exactly what it has been used for for centuries. The opposite of an aphrodisiac, it was commonly used by monks and nuns to reduce the “urges of the flesh”. Currently, clinical studies have not shown that it […]
In this series I’m compiling the quick and dirty info on growing specific vegetables. Just the basics. No fluff, no frills. When you’re sitting down in the late Winter, surrounded by seed catalogs, and your garden plan in front of you, you want a quick reference. How far apart can you plant? What pH do […]
Grape hyacinth aka “muscari” is a hotly debated weed in the gardening forums (if you cant believe that!). Some garden enthusiasts love it’s cheery color, it’s easy reproduction and how, as a weed, it usually dies off before it can choke out more desirable plants. Others hate how easily it takes over and how difficult […]
Lettuce is one of those foods I will actually start craving. Especially in the hot summer sun, I can’t imagine eating a heavy dinner. A soup and salad, or grilled chicken over salad is absolute perfection. Lettuce is also one of those low maintenance plants I love. As early as your soil allows, simply direct […]
Switchel, or Haymaker’s Punch is the electrolyte-full, energy-boosting health tonic of farmers and homesteaders from the 1700’s. This delicious recipe is better for you that Gatorade, and is made from simple, wholesome ingredients. Read more about the nutritional facts, and try the recipe yourself!