• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • Making a Bean Teepee

    Bean Teepee We made a bean tipi out of discarded aluminum poles. It’s quite simple to make it. Just tie the poles on top and bury them a little bit in the soil…