Now midway through July, lets take a look at how that summer heat is affecting the contents of our gardens. Here are a few tips on what to harvest, plant, and more in this most patriotic--but also hottest--of the summer months. Asparagus Asparagus takes a long time to mature--think about three years. Thus its going to be a while before any asparagus you may have planted in … [Read more...] about Proper Plantings for July
Love composting, but dislike the idea of having big, furry, four-legged bear friends near your home? I don't blame you. While I love encountering (black) bears out in the woods (its usually a much less scary experience than folks imagine), having them camped out near a homestead is a different story, as they can pose a problem to children, pets and the like. Read on for some … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Ursidae-Free Composting
Today marks the first of June, and while I realize I've strayed from the garden a bit over the last weeks, I cannot resist this opportunity to detail some of the plantings you should be sowing into the ground for this month. Read on, for some ideas on what to dirty your hands with in this first of the summer months. Bush Beans If you haven't planted beans yet, now is the … [Read more...] about Jumpin’ June Plantings!
There are few things nicer to enjoy on a crisp, early-spring morning than a steaming-warm cup of tea. Curling your hands around the mug and taking in the aroma, you can almost feel the promise of the coming turn in weather. Tea has a bit of an exotic reputation of course, due to its near-4000-year history in the global east. That being said, however, have you ever wondered if … [Read more...] about Processing Tea