Vegetable Garden Kickoff – 2023
Here's how this committed procrastinator and all around lazy man got his vegetable garden cleaned, refreshed and ready just in time for the first day of spring
An Atmospheric River Makes a Real One
All the rain not only created a ground squirrel clearing spring creek, but it also unearthed a strange, blue-eyed relic from a long time ago.
Echeveria agavoides in Bloom
Echeveria agavoides looks like an agave, but it's a succulent from Mexico. The leaves are lime green in winter but turn lemon yellow tipped with red in summer.
Batch 22 Hot Sauce – Entry 7 – Bottling Part 1
After 191 days of fermentation, I'm pulling Batch 22 hot sauce out of the fermenter and bottling it. Cayenne-Thai peppers with fresh garlic aged on toasted oak.
Making Chicken Feed
The high price of feed and eggs has people sprouting grain as a cheap form of chicken feed. I tested it with my chickens, but received mixed results.
Mini-Greenhouse Garden Hack
Here's an easy way to get a few weeks headstart on the gardening season with this easy, efficient mini greenhouse made with a roofing panel and coat hangar.
Self-Starting Winter Tomatoes
Despite 10 inches of rain and freezing nights, the keyhole garden continues to defy expectations. Here are Tigerella tomato seedings sprouting in mid-January.
Simple, Bulletproof Plant Propagation
Got the mid-winter garden blues? This is the perfect time to propagate some new plants! All you need is a milk jug, some soil, and a little patience. Here's how
Jade Plant (Crassula ovata)
Jade Plants are low care, easy to grow plants you can shape into anything from elegant shrubs to weird martian trees based on how you care for them. Here's how:
How to Refresh a Keyhole Garden
Keyhole gardens produce an amazing amount of food with little effort, but to keep them productive, you'll want to renew the bed every now and then. Here's how.