Tomato Heaven

Late frost. Very late frost. Goodbye, promising young vines planted in too timely a fashion. So, we bought seedlings. Lovingly, I planted those. Plenty of room. Then, three of the original tomato plants re-sprouted from the roots. I planted Early Girl, Best Boy, Better Boy, a yellow heirloom variety and cherry tomatoes. Oh dear. We … Continue reading Tomato Heaven

Did you panic-buy dried beans? Here’s what to do with them

Here are some ways to use them: Traditional cooking. Soak overnight, slow cook. There are good recipes online. But a few pounds of dried beans goes a looooong way.Grow bean sprouts. Yes, these are the same as fresh sprouts you would get at a sandwich shop or add to a noodle soup. Takes a few … Continue reading Did you panic-buy dried beans? Here’s what to do with them

Backyard Orchard Culture — Deep Green Permaculture

Backyard Orchards – A New Approach to Growing Fruit Trees in Limited Spaces This article is an introduction to the gardening technique of Backyard Orchard Culture – a system of high density planting of fruit trees which allows for a wide variety of fruit to be grown in a limited space, and harvested over […]Backyard Orchard … Continue reading Backyard Orchard Culture — Deep Green Permaculture

Tinder and Kindling

Less of a project, more of a habit. This post is NOT in reference to the dating app, although that could be interesting. To start a fire: If you have a wood burning fireplace like me, or you just appreciate the fun of a campfire or backyard fire pit, here are a few free ideas … Continue reading Tinder and Kindling

Top Three Priorities In An Emergency

In an evacuation or other unplanned emergency, these are the three things that will make the difference between an inconvenience and a crisis. Certainly many other things could be added, like favorite games or toys to keep the kids entertained and calm. Water. Good old dihydrogen monoxide. For survival, we need about 1 gallon of … Continue reading Top Three Priorities In An Emergency