Posts tagged as: HQ

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 [...]

The Potato Tower Project, Redux

August 25th, 2011 - posted under: The Farm » Flora

A few years back, I grew potatoes in stacks of tires. It worked out all right for a first attempt, and come fall I had a modest harvest of magnificent taters. This project appealed to me on many levels. Of course, I just love to garden, period. But I also work with a pretty small [...]

An Update From The 2011 Garden-stravaganza

July 26th, 2011 - posted under: The Farm » Flora

I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve written about my garden! We’re already well into summer with nary an update. Of course, I’ve been a little busy. And Portland, well, Portland hasn’t really been cooperating. I ran across this graphic on the net today (thanks Monika!) that seemed pretty apt . . . [...]