Just A Few Upcycling Projects Around My Yard And Garden

September 10th, 2013 - posted under: The Farm » Flora

I live in an itsy bitsy cottage, freestanding – a rare point of pride in this ridiculously overpriced paradise – and in many ways falling apart. I adore it. In our short 9 months together, these sagging walls have seen some of my darkest, some of my strangest, some of my very happiest and most [...]

Small Space Gardening: How To Make Inverted Hanging Tomato Planters Out Of Plastic Water Jugs

April 15th, 2013 - posted under: The Farm » Flora

Boy howdy, this project. This project! I heart it, is what I mean to say. Because it combines so many of my favorite things, like reusing/upcycling, and small-scale gardening, and inventive solutions to common problems, and also tomatoes. And twine! I love twine. Tomatoes are so, so much fun to grow, because there’s a huge [...]

My 2012 Garden, A Retrospective

March 26th, 2013 - posted under: The Farm » Flora

Spring has sprung! Are you sprouting yet? It’s planting season again and I don’t know about you, but I am excited. Big plans this year. BIG plans. And since I was away last year and never got to share my very last garden on my Micro Homestead, I thought today I’d do just that. A [...]

Potato Tower Project: The Results Are In!

December 13th, 2011 - posted under: The Farm » Flora

This year I took my second crack at growing potatoes in stacked towers, which is theoretically supposed to maximize output while minimizing space. As a control, I also planted out a simple single-layer bed of taters, to compare the yields come harvest time. So let’s start there: This is the raised bed at the end [...]

Final Photos From The 2011 Garden-stravaganza

October 30th, 2011 - posted under: The Farm » Flora

. . . girls on the go . . . What a strange year it’s been in the pacific northwest! A late-start summer that never fully matured, cool weather, early rains and bursts of heat made for a confusing fall and a totally befuddled garden! Since my last update I’ve torn out most of the [...]