• Garden in January

    English Türkçe This winter is going quite warm.We had just one night of frost so far. The frequent southwest winds, called Lodos in Turkish, are warming up the weather. On the other hand…

  • Volunteer Garlic Sprouts

    Türkçe In the first week of December, I noticed some garlic sprouts around our peach tree where I’ve planted some last year. I must have forgotten about them, so they went to sleep…

  • Diospyros Lotus (Date Plum)

    TR I came across a tall tree laden with berry like fruits and wondered what it may be. I collected some of the seeds of fallen fruit and went home to inspect them!…

  • Linden Tree Bast Fibers

    A month or two ago I found some pruned linden tree branches on the street and brought them over for extracting the fibers from their inner bark (bast).   After peeling the outer…

  • Zucchini with Lemon

    If you grow zucchini, sometimes you’ll see baby ones that stop growing. When I was living on the Aegean Coast, I learned a very easy and tasty way to make use of them! …

  • Making a Lemon Peel Cleanser without Vinegar!

    Here is an easy way to make an all-purpose cleanser with only leftover lemon peels and water! You can use it to clean everything (except marble): kitchen counter, greasy kitchen tub, bathrooms, floors…

  • Polyculture Gardening // Part III

    This is a spontaneous bed that we created over lawn. Some of the plants are perennials, some of them are annuals. Having perennials in a bed is both challenging and fun to play…

  • Polyculture Gardening Part II

    Here’s the Part II of our polyculture garden tour.    Kale On the outer edge of the bed I planted kale as a living fence. It grows quite high and defines the borders…

  • Polyculture Gardening-Part I

    https://youtu.be/xH4gXYNKm24 I’ve been researching and experimenting on polyculture gardening for a couple of seasons and I can see that it works very well! There are more pollinators and beneficial insects as well as…