Monthly Archives: February 2016

Spring Planting, Parsley Plus

This spring, I will also plant Parsley Plus (Petroselinum crispum var. tuberosum) also known as Hamburg Rooted Parsley. Parsley leaves are intense nutrient accumulators and a half cup is a serious overdose of Vitamin K. Not that we eat that … Continue reading

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Spring Planting, Cabbage Turnip

This spring I will plant an ancient northern Italian variety of cabbage turnip called Giant Red Tarantino. It has been grown for 2000 years and is Brassica oleraceae. It likes full sun, and is a creamy yellow root that can … Continue reading

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Spring Planting, Radishes

Radishes grow so quickly, I grow several generations of them during spring and fall. Now that I live in a cooler climate, I may manage some during summer as well.  Radishes are an easy cool season vegetable that grows anywhere. … Continue reading

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A Potager is Alive and Bountiful

So much emphasis on concrete and raised beds seems a long way from my goal of living inside the healing circular economy of my five acres as expressed in my Food Forest.  A Food Forest is alive and bountiful, how … Continue reading

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Creeping Forward on Potager

Worked outside for a while this morning, creeping along on my potager, specifically raised bed 5.  I finished row 1 and working row 2 of concrete.  My neighbor donated enough deadwood for layer one on the bed, so I grabbed … Continue reading

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Potager Plants

Now that my raised beds are morphing into a lovely potager, I need to think about planting them in a way that creates visual beauty and structure as well as provides food. Raised bed one has 4 Top Hat Blueberry … Continue reading

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My Potager is Showing its Bones

Funny as it sounds, my food forest is spawning it’s own hugelkultur-based potager garden. From the south, this photo shows raised bed 3 to the left, raised bed 4 to the right, and raised bed 5 in front of the … Continue reading

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