Growing

  • Improvised Low Tunnel

    With the weather being so unexpected this year, I didn’t want my potatoes to freeze. So I made an improvised low tunnel to protect them. There were some willow branches that I collected…

  • Pvc Pipe Low Tunnel

    For a long time we wanted to make a low tunnel using pvc pipes.They are durable, water resistant and lightweight. By chance my parents had a special tool for connecting the pipes with…

  • Galium Aparine (Cleavers) // Yoğurt Otu

    Cleavers come out in abundance in late winter to spring. They cling to clothes, cats, anything that is close by! They start to show up as early as January and grow rapidly in…

  • Growing Plants from Cuttings

    Whenever I see a plant I like I just take a little cutting about 10 cm long with at least 2 eyes on it and stick it in a pot filled with loose…

  • Garden in February

    Spinach plants that I sowed at the end of September are going strong. They endured snow and freezing weather! Broccoli is fruiting Swiss chard’s leaves are getting larger, Fennel is giving out new…

  • How to Propagate Rosemary by Layering

    An easy way to propagate rosemary plant is to bury one of its lower branches in soil. After a while you’ll see roots forming.  Depending on the season, it might take longer in…

  • Wild Salad Greens

    As I got to know and recognize the wild plants that pop up all over, I realized how much more beneficial they are than the domesticated greens.

  • Seed Saving #2: Calendula Officinalis

    Seed Saving  2.Calendula Officinalis (Pot Marigold) When the flower closes, slowly the seeds will start to form ( all the little curls you see on the photos are seeds). Once they are dry,…

  • Herbal Mosquito Repellent

    Herbal Mosquito Repellent Here’s a recipe I learned from @capraecavoli . I tried it right away and it works very well! Collect a handful of -sage -lavender -rosemary -lemon balm or lemon verbena…