crocuses, 13 April 2012

Successive Aprils

One of my favourite permaculture principles is “Observe & Interact.” There are many ways to observe and interact; one is to notice how the garden

Sheet-Mulching Photo Essay

Today I sheet mulched another section of the side yard bed. I’m out of compost and loam temporarily, so I just used well-watered cardboard, newspaper,

Planting (and Replanting) Commences

Spent 4 hours planting today and such perfect weather for it: about 60F, mostly sunny, and — key for sheet mulching — not at all

seed starting

The Side Yard Project Begins

“Broke ground” on the side yard project yesterday, though of course since I’m using permaculture methods, I didn’t actually break any ground but instead started

Pruning

I went to a pruning demonstration in town on Thursday night, in windy temps in the 20s. Brrr! Two women from the University of New

More Signs of Spring

Today I cleaned up the font and side gardens, another 2-1/2 hours of work, mostly trying to figure out what is trying to kill my

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