• 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…

  • 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…

  • Protecting Seeds and Seedlings

    Ways to Protect Seeds and Seedlings from cats,slugs etc.. When I started sowing seeds in the early spring when the weather was still chilly, I realized that I have to protect them from…

  • Polyculture Gardening

    Polyculture Gardening Instead of planting plain rows of single vegetables, I prefer to plant mixed vegetables according to companion planting principles. This way the plants are not left vulnerable to pest and diseases.…

  • A Tree Guild

    Before and After 2 years ago we planted a plum tree in this empty spot in our garden.Then we added 2 rosemary plants and a lavender to the edges, a  rasberry in the…