Tag Archives: self-sufficiency
I have one more garden. It’s a 10 foot by 10 foot garden in an undisclosed location. It’s a long story and it’s complicated. There’s a lot going on here. I’m not ready to talk about it yet.
I was inspired to write this three-part “Water Week” series while reading an article by Nancy Bubel in the July, 1988 Country Journal magazine titled “A Gardener’s Dirty Dozen.” Number four on the list of garden NO NO’s was “Watering … Continue reading
To grow your own food… or know a local farmer.
This is going to be a productive week. Palm Sunday is clearly visible on my horizon and I am going home to inspect the garden I share with Uncle Bob. Maybe O’Pa’s rhubarb is peaking through and maybe my garlic … Continue reading
I was looking over my notes and dates from last year’s gardens, trying to gauge when it will be the right time to start tomato and pepper seeds. The Seacoast weather seems to indicate that spring will be early this … Continue reading
It’s been raining a bit, the kind of rain that helps soften the ground and encourages a different kind of sprout. We’re so lucky here in New England; we have lots of water. We also have running water at the … Continue reading
Truth: In addition to being the first president of the United States, George Washington was also a successful farmer. He was devoted to composting, as evidenced by the building of a “stercorary” on his Mount Vernon farm. A “stercorary” was … Continue reading
This is not a foodie blog. Nor is it a food photography blog. But the sprouts are done and I thought you might want to see them. As you may recall, these sprouts were started on February 7, 2012. Two … Continue reading
I got off the phone with one of my favorite Victory Gardeners the other day and said “Pomposity!” My conversation with him made me realize I had assumed everyone knew what I meant when I wrote about Community Sponsored Agriculture … Continue reading