• Making Beads with Fig Tree Shoots

    You can easily make your own beads from young tree shoots.I first saw this idea at @foragedfibers feed in which she uses willow and dogwood branches. In our garden we have a couple of…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • Passionfruit (Passiflora Edulis)

    Passiflora Edulis // Passionfruit While living in Thailand passionfruit was one of my favorite fruits.After coming back to Turkey I realized that passiflora incarnata is grown as an ornamental plant in the gardens…

  • Hand Carved Crochet Hooks

    Hand Carved Crochet Hooks Making my own craft tools was in my mind for a long time.At last we started making crochet hooks from the branches of pruned trees that we find around…

  • Basketmaking with Grape Vines

    Basket making with Grape Vines A couple of weeks ago,I pruned the grape vine that we had in our balcony.It grew uncontrollably in summer! I tried to pull each runner as long as…

  • Recycling Plastic Cups

    Recycling Plastic Cups  A wonderful way to recycle plastic cups is to grow plants in them.They are the perfect size for sowing seeds and growing cuttings for. Just make sure to pierce a couple…

  • Calendula Officinalis (Pot Marigold)

    CALENDULA OFFICINALIS After reading about the countless benefits of calendula flowers, last year I sowed a few seeds that I collected from a medicinal garden. They quickly grew and I transplanted them in…