Want to pick your own fresh veggies but have no yard or time? I’ve got you covered. This patio has a peach tree, two tomato plants, summer squash, sweet potatoes, basil, oregano, cilantro, chives, green and red peppers, and jalapeños. Still think you don’t have room? Just add water and you’re set!
These were harvested from only 1/4 of the sweet potato plugs that I planted back in June. These beautiful Japanese Purple Sweet Potatoes are curing for a week in our 80+ degree humid temperatures, then what we don’t consume & share, we’ll save for another day. Healthy and Homegrown!
I like to say it’s only dirt when it’s in my house…but truly, dirt is only dead soil. Soil is a living, breathing organism that needs to be fed, watered and aerated. When traditional agriculture is used in farming it kills the natural balance of bacteria and fungi resulting in the lack of nutrients. The farmer then resorts to the use of fertilizers; and thus the cycle begins.
There is a much better cycle; the natural decomposition of organic matter that makes soil healthy.
Below is a fantastic article on soil and why we need to allow for the natural breakdown of organic material to occur.
I got a wonderful gift from a friend at church last night! Thank you Cathy for sharing your bountiful worm farm! Now I get to make my own incredible nutritious soil!!! WAHOO! Yes…I’m that excited about making my own dirt! All of my egg shells, coffee grounds and other produce waist along with egg cartons and newspapers will now be worm food. I love that they do all the hard work for me and in return give me the best compost! Talk about the circle of life. Here it is!
This is my second go at sprouting heirloom basil. The first batch was consumed by the lizards that crawl around our patio. While I love how they protect against some insects, I’m not liking them very much right now. I found some netting and covered the baby sprouts until they are no longer a temptation for the little buggers!
I can’t wait to try my hand at making hot sauce with all of these beauties!!! Growing is Glorious!!!
This beautiful Sandhill Crane and it’s mate were working my manure/compost pile for me before I spread it into its location. They didn’t mind me working around them one bit. What a joy it was having them near by!
I was going to post “Holy Guacamole” but instead it reads, “Holy Sweet Potato Pie!” They have absolutely taken over the bed. Good thing they store well and I have many many recipes for sweet potatoes! Harvesting should be over the next month or so as I’ve planted them sporadically. Looking forward to seeing the results of such beautiful growth!