• Food,  Garden

    Fruity Finds

    Fruity finds, the wonderful and edible gifts of nature. My significant other and I are very fortunate that the previous owner of our property was also a gardener, or at least a lover of fruits. We’ve found that there are mature fig trees, apple trees, a large grape trellis, and even a few blackberry bushes! Read on for pictures of the different kinds of fruits I’ve found on our land. Blackberries – Late Spring I love blackberries, they have the perfect ratio of tartness and sweetness. They’re probably the healthiest conventional fruit due to the highly pigmented anthocyanins. If I pick enough of these little babies, I might be able…

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    Garden

    Summer Garden 2019

    Spring has come and gone, and it’s time for me to share with you our 2019 summer garden! Plot Preparation Since we already had a nice sized plot from our spring garden, all we did to get it ready for summer was: cut down the spent crops, re-till the land, and clean up any weeds that were leftover. This took only one evening of work and then we were ready to sow some seeds. Starting from Seed For our summer garden, we returned to our local independent garden store to buy seeds. Instead of buying the commercial Botanical Interests seeds, we purchased the local Wyatt-Quarles seeds. They were much cheaper,…

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    Garden

    Spring Garden 2019

    Hello! This is where I write about my 2019 spring garden! To learn more about my general set up, please check out my first garden post. Preparing Our Plot In order to prepare for our spring 2019 garden, we needed to take care of a few tasks in the months before planting: Firstly and fundamentally, we had to decide on a site.We chose an area not too far off behind the house in an open field that gets full sun, but right near a spigot for easy watering. My SO took an oscillating sprinkler and hooked it up with a timer to the spigot for automated watering. We set the…

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    Garden

    First Garden Post!

    It’s more than halfway into 2019 and I finally got around to documenting what’s going on with my garden! Better late than never, right? 🙂 Why we started this garden I’ve always been interested in growing my own food. I’ve taken tiny steps to do this before by starting sprouts in jars indoors and also growing herbs in small containers just outside the house. Both were surprisingly easy to do with a lot of return for the effort I put in. But I’ve never tried anything bigger than that until this year. A while back, my significant other and I bought a house together with a good bit of land…