Garden Water Use

Rodale's water use infographic: It's not a bad thing to review your water use, and it's certainly a good thing to manage your garden responsibly. But I have a few comments about this graphic: Why would California governor Jerry Brown be proud if you were "growing nothing in your yard"? Not even a joke. I guess... Continue Reading →

4 Things About Planting Garlic

More About Garlic This is definitely the time to plant garlic. (It's also the time to plant other alliums, not least the ornamental alliums, like my favourite, "Purple Sensation". But on with garlic...) This is my third year planting garlic, so I've harvested twice before. The best of the harvest goes to the planting bed;... Continue Reading →

Harvesting Compost

It's always a happy thing to go the the compost heap and find enough composted material for a new mini vegetable bed. But's it's an especially happy thing to harvest more than compost--

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