These two unlikely ingredients made an easy mix for starting my peppers - bell and hot. While it's still on trial, I think it's a winner already! I'll continue trying it with other plants, so stay tuned...
Gutter gardens are a popular way to grow food in a small space. I started with strawberries, but I’m already planning to install more for leafy greens. If it’s a plant with a shallow root system, gutters are the perfect fit!
A few years ago, we had an absolute disaster in our flock that could have been easily prevented. Ever since then I've been telling everyone I can about it so that other people don't have to go through the same experience.
The mushroom spores get inoculated, or injected, into logs, where they live and grow. Inoculating logs is similar to a person getting inoculated with a vaccine, but in this case, the log is being injected with spores.
Mapling, or sugaring, is the process of collecting and boiling down the sap from maple trees in order to make syrup. It’s an ancient practice and one of the few sugar sources native to the northern hemisphere.
It’s well worth asking your local meat people if you can have their leftover leaf lard or if you can purchase it for a small fee. Offer to render a few jars of lard for them and see if that doesn’t convince them!
Want to ferment your food scraps? Of course, you do! Bokashi is a form of composting that uses probiotics to speed the decomposition of food waste. An advantage to the Bokashi method is that it can handle meat and dairy, too.