Figs in the South

Figs in the South

  My Mom, pictured here with her beloved fig, has as green a thumb as anyone I ever met.  She didn’t grow up growing things but since the day I bought her the first of many antique roses it was all we could do to keep her out of the garden. My mom’s fig is like...
Time To Plant Peas – Again!

Time To Plant Peas – Again!

Note: This post was originally published last year, but it bears repeating since peas can be planted for spring and fall harvest. When it comes to fresh-from-the-garden vegetables that cause you swear off grocery store knock-offs, peas are at the top of the list....
Planting Asparagus

Planting Asparagus

When designing a sustainable, edible landscape, asparagus must be in the picture. The only downside to growing your own asparagus is that you will no longer be able to purchase those bundled spears out of season and nothing will compare with your own. You WILL become...

Lasagna Gardening

Since the bible states unequivocally that Adam would toil to produce food by the sweat of his brow and that the ground would produce thorns and thistles instead of good food,  it makes sense that a woman would come up with a method of gardening that would keep down...

Time to Order Trees!

With the advent of spring comes the time to order new trees to fill in gaps and extend the orchard. Since this will be our first year on the new farm there are several things to think about before we plant. The first question to ask is what type of climate issues you...
Time to Order Bees!

Time to Order Bees!

“If the bees disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” -Albert Einstein I have only had bees on my farm for 5 years but I will never...