Tag Archives: Organic Gardening

How To Make A Wattle Fence or Finally A Use For Those Alders

  I am rich in alders.  In my ignorance, I use to curse them but no more.  Not only are they a sustainable, quick growing, firewood but alders are strong and flexible enough to build a woven, wattle, fence.  I … Continue reading

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Split Pea Soup With Spring Garden Vegetables Recipe

I like to make this hardy soup for lunch after working outside during these cold, early, spring, days.  Only the hardiest plants like kale and leeks have survived in the garden over the winter and they taste strong and sweet. … Continue reading

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Tutorial on How to Grow and Store Ground Cherries (Physalis pruinosa)

  Quick List Tutorial 1.  Start seeds inside 6-7 weeks before last frost date. germination time: two weeks – germination temperature 24-32C  (75-90F 2.  Grow in window with Southern exposure, in hot frame or under florescent lights 3.  Harden off … Continue reading

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