My luffa gourds were a success this year - I harvested a total of 58 big luffas! Now, I don't really know what I'm going to do with 58 luffas (maybe make soap?), but I thought it was lots of fun to grow them! ...read more
We've now had a few frosts, so I decided to dig parsnips for dinner last night. But I ended up digging only one single, solitary parsnip! Not only was it HUGE, but it had all kinds of crazy tentacle looking roots coming out of it - it looked a little like ...read more
We've now had enough of a frost to kill our Giant African Gourd vine, so a few days ago we spent some time cutting the gourds from the vines and gathering them together in rows to dry over the winter. The final tally is in! ...read more
The one time of year that it is good to have poison ivy around is in the fall. I say that, not because I'm a complete nut or that I think poison ivy is a good plant to have around, but rather, because... ...read more
As gourds go through the process of drying the outer shells can become rather moldy. The patterns and markings that the mold make on the gourds can be rather beautiful and can make each gourd even more unique. ...read more
Creating new plants from cuttings is very easy and is a great way to quickly create more plants for your garden. However, did you know that some plants are patented and it is illegal to propagate them yourself through cuttings? Here's the 411 ... ...read more
A Journey to create a sustainable garden.
From starting seeds, to planning, creating and growing a garden, and canning, preserving and feasting on the harvest, follow along on my journey to create a sustainable, beautiful, and bountiful garden.