From little things, big things grow........like literally:)
I transplanted these Basil Beauties from Herb in a Bag to my garden a few weeks back.
Showing them against another Basil Bag crop I have growing really puts things into perspective.
Look at them grow!!!
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So... My attempt at growing and eating watermelon turned into me growing watermelon and feeding a rodent and several birds. Any gardening enthusiasts that can give me humane ways of keeping others from eating the stuff I grow?
Musim hujan begini bikin saya agak malas berkebun. Mungkin karena basah (becek) juga udaranya dingin jadi buat saya malas kena air (tapi kalo mandi tetep rutin yak!). Mulai pagi sampai malam kalo ga gerimis ya hujan gede. Positivenya, ga usah nyiram, supply air tampungan hujan banyak, tanaman 2x lipat lebih subur (termasuk rumput liarnya 😅) dan yang paling penting saya bisa memutihkan diri akibat belang2 hitam berkebun musim panas kemaren 🤣😆
Ik hoorde niet zulke goede verhalen over groenlof. Het zou te bitter smaken. Eigenwijs als ik ben, wilde ik het toch proberen. Ik heb er een stamppotje van gemaakt en vond het heerlijk! Volgend jaar weer dus! - - -🇬🇧 I heard some negative things about chicory. It would taste to bitter. Stubborn as I am I wanted to try anyway. I made mashed potatoes with chicory and I love it! So I will sow it again in 2018!
Quick Garden harvest for tonight’s dinner-
We have our first baby capsicum, first little harvest of Lebanese Zucchini’s, beetroot salad leaves, mint, green onion, parsley, variety of tomatoes, olive herb, cucumber & a pretty clipping of a ‘Mock Orange’ plant that smells jut like orange blossoms 👌🏼 What’s everyone cooking in this heat today😅
Phase one of a weird shaped room we are designing lights, fans, trays , power , water management, grow consulting ..ect we expect this room to produce 3.5 - 4.0.per on average with four plants in 7 gallon fabric pots on 4 by 4 trays . The rooms hvac will be VRF and 90% of the water will come from ofcourse micro climate hydrologic water from plant transpiration re condensed . Can't go into to much detail😉 . But listen , if you don't plan , you plan to fail . Don't just hire any licensed hvac contractor hire a micro climate expert who speaks your language .
Seasonal Ingredients - Day 22 | I love the wave of different things that come into season throughout the year- and the more I embrace it, the more exciting it becomes. When you have a fresh strawberry in the spring after not having had one for months, it feels like saying hello to an old friend!
And I love thinking about how seasonal ingredients interplay with our bodies and genetics... like in spring when the tender greens start to grow and provide good detoxifying nutrients for us coming out of the long winter. Or berries in summer when the sun starts to get hotter and we need more antioxidant protection. Or in fall, when hogs are butchered here, and there are jars full of vitamin D-rich lard to give us a boost through the winter.
We really are programmed to eat according to our surroundings, and I love tuning in to that! #seasonaleating#organicgarden#homestead#simplygratefultogether
One of my favourite things ATM, which feels like it should be sung by Julie Andrews, is walking through the orchard & being caressed by the heavy perfume of honey offset by the lightness of wild flowers which dance on the breeze. I scattered their seed sometime ago amidst a sea of beneficial insect mix & green manure hoping that if I built it they would come. And so they did.
Where only four years ago there was nothing here but scarred rock & impermeable clay, today lush layers begin to form a food forest and heal the seemingly barren earth beneath. Terraforming an unlikely oasis in the dry woodland's cruelly plucked breast.
This heady aroma is heightened in the evenings juxtaposed with the Ironbarks currently steeped in sneezy bloom. The lofty scent permeates out onto the driveway & also where I sit to connect with & handfeed the goldfish opposite the hive at the pioneer aquaponics Tiki Spa in the mornings. Stillness in body & breath, the self naked but for the nourishing drapery of what leeches from within this humble linseeded tower of boxes. So intoxicating!
The buzz of busy bees in the Warrè Hive under the young cherry tree, hugged by Sharky's succulent barrow, even in the stillness of night demonstrates that along with rust & many nocturnal forces of the wild, sometimes hushed until I too become invisible with them, these incredible workers never sleep. And must never die.
They are the delightful glue, an integral piece of the symbiotic puzzle binding everything together. Which makes savouring the fruit of their labours with a deep inhalation on a divine spring day such as this, all the sweeter still.
Made from scrap timber they were going to burn at the mill and old fence pickets. It beats the heck out of the old system and keeps it all neat and tidy which is a consideration when Urban Farming so that the aesthetics don’t annoy neighbors.
These nasturtium 🌿🌺 leaves must have said “super size me” at the drive through 😂😂. My hand and a “normal” size nasturtium leaf for size comparison.
👩🏻🌾These will make tasty wraps with Thanksgiving leftovers, don’t u think? But first - I’ll add some to my Thanksgiving kale salad. 🦃🍁🌿
Annuals have been Bloomed!!! We started using this product last year after attending a product seminar, it has been as good as advertised. We used it on annuals last year and after a few weeks the flowers were healthy and vibrant. The best thing about this product is non toxic and safe around people and animals.