Vertical gardening is something well known in other parts of the world but somewhat new here in the US. Having lived several years in China recently we noticed how many plants and trees were woven and ‘managed’ much so than our growing habits here in the US. Vertical food systems are a new and hot […]
Today was one of those great days when my husband and I got to walk and talk in the tomato field. We spent a few minutes admiring our tomatoes and smashing caterpillars together. I love looking at all the bugs in the garden. They make me mad sometimes, but they are interesting.
We rely heavily on our garden. It must produce. Here in Northern New Brunswick Canada (zone 4a) the growing season is quite short and there aren’t too many opportunities to make up for lost crops. This year has been a difficult growing season. Garden pests and weather …it’s been tough. We are trying a number […]
Comfrey has long been touted as a miracle plant for its soil-boosting properties by permaculture enthusiasts. Does it really heal damaged soil?
I’ll admit it, I’m a lazy gardener. While I do enjoy being out in the garden, and seeing the fruits of my labor, I just don’t have the time to spend hours every day, pulling out every weed, meticulously thinning and pruning plants, or even starting seeds indoors. I prefer to throw seeds in the […]
One of the biggest concerns I hear from people when I tell them about our Back to Eden garden is “don’t the wood chips bind up the nitrogen?” I understand their concern. For those of you who know composting basics, you need a good ratio of greens and browns to create quality compost. Here I […]