I’m quasi-religious when it comes to recycling. That is to say, pretty good at putting stuff in the big blue bin. But, I do set aside a few goodies for the garden.
From our thankless sub-zero temperatures in Winter to the unforgiving heat of Summer, it’s easy to see why not starting gardening is the best way to quit.
To many people the shed is where unwanted garden furniture and tools go to die. My shed’s main function is for potting and wintering produce such as onions and garlic.
I knew that providing a little oasis for the bees was essential and quickly realized they love the creeping thyme, chives and hollyhocks that adorn the hillside.
Our fluffy-tailed friends are now somewhat part of this community, are well-fed and prove to be an ever-popular excuse for a selfie. But it’s not all good news.
For me, the first harvest signal is in early Spring with the arrival of asparagus and chives, followed by mesclun greens and radishes less than a month later.
You have to start somewhere, and for me that’s buying my seed stock. I’m pretty picky about where they come from and the varietals I use.
It’s no secret that if you’ve got a pot (or any kind of container) that you can grow something edible. It’s a good place to start if you’re worried about getting dirty.
You can build a traditional raised bed out of anything. There are no rules in my opinion (other than it being raised). There’s a three-fold advantage.
Anyone that has immigrated to another country or started their own business will know what an uphill struggle is. This one is a bit more literal but it’s still a grind.
I rented my home for 10 years before I was given an opportunity to purchase it, so I had a decade to dream about how I would make it a productive space.