Monthly Archives: November 2014

Winter Pesto

I grow a lot of basil indoors during the winter months. I have learned that around 14 smallish pots is the ideal number to have enough fresh basil on hand for my near daily culinary use as well as the … Continue reading

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Garden Craft

I ran across this wooden paper pot maker online and wanted to try it.  I made a couple of so-so pots with it this morning then searched for a video tutorial to see if there were any tricks to doing … Continue reading

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Mind the Gap

I finally completed my Planting Guide for the 2015 garden.  I wanted a concise, visual reference for what I need to do throughout the year and to see if I could find any gaps between early and late cold weather … Continue reading

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Spinning Gold

Fall fell on the Triangle region while I was in New Orleans and the pace of leaf drop from the trees in my back yard is picking up speed.  The water and light permeable row covers I have over my … Continue reading

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In and Out

I needed to travel to New Orleans last week on business and snapped a couple of pics of my indoor and outdoor gardens before I headed to the airport.  I told myself that I took the pics in case I … Continue reading

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Touch of Lace

There is a period of heightened vigilance after bringing in container trees to overwinter in a sunny window. They have been out in nature since spring and nature will come in with them. This year I found a couple of … Continue reading

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Trouble With The Trees

My backyard garden is nestled between my backdoor and a 20 foot deep strip of pines and sweet gumball trees at the back of my property.  There is a magnolia in there and a soft cedar that I have yet … Continue reading

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A Few Good Documentaries

If sustainable food/agriculture is a documentary genre, it has seen something of an explosion over the past few years.  Super Size Me (2004) was probably the first food documentary to gain traction in the public mind and get us to … Continue reading

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Farm Envy

I have farm envy. This is not anything new.  My brakes frequently light up at red outbuildings, generous lots and dilapidated farmhouses.  Farms with For Sale signs put me at risk for whiplash.  Over the years I have learned to … Continue reading

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