I've never met a potato I didn't like. I'd eat them for every meal if I could, and I usually have to force myself to think of alternative side dishes, because in my world, potatoes go with everything. (This may have to do with the fact I grew up in Idaho? I can't help myself.) Therefore, it's only logical they'd be one of my most-favorite things to grow in the garden. I get all-sorts of giddy when I'm pulling pounds and pounds of them out of … [Read more...] about Growing Potatoes: The Definitive Guide
Oh gardening... We've definitely had our ups and downs, haven't we? From basically planting a lawn in my garden plot by using poorly composted horse manure five years ago, to poisoning my garden last year with tainted hay mulch, I've had some absolutely spectacular garden fails. Animal … [Read more...] about Building Our Raised Beds
The way I see it, there are two very important reasons to braid garlic:
- Braiding helps garlic to last longer in storage, and is a more aesthetically pleasing option than throwing your bulbs in a mesh bag.
- You'll feel super-cool and extra-homesteaderish when you have garlic and onions hanging in your kitchen. Amen?
I sure didn't want to be writing this post... But part of being a blogger is allowing you, my wonderful readers, a glimpse into my life-- and that includes both the good and the bad. I've alluded several times in my newsletter, and here on the blog, that I've had a rather bizarre, and quite unproductive gardening year. At first I just thought it was coincidence and that I simply lost the gamble this year... (Because we all know that … [Read more...] about I Think I Poisoned My Garden