Our home is continuously evolving into a more sustainable place. We grow our own vegetables, fruits, herbs, and different varieties of flowers and ornamental plants. Part of our energy comes from renewables, and part of the water we use in our garden comes from water harvesting. Every day is a new learning experience. Welcome!

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Trusted Brands

Our trusted brands include a simple list of brands that we like and support, not necessarily related to gardening, but aligned with our quality of life standards. This list may be updated frequently. Pact Apparel (Fair trade, organic cotton, sustainable & ethical fashion) Alchemy Goods (Recycled bike inner tubes, upcycled bags and accessories) Beyond Meat (Vegan, plant-based meat substitutes) Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company (Fair trade, […]

Featured Edibles

A collection of edible plants and vegetables growing in our property.

Zone 6 Calendar

Our planting and harvesting calendar for USDA zone 6 in Maryland.

Medicinal Herbs

Our collection of medicinal herbs and home remedies.

Latest Posts

German Extra Hardy Garlic (Hardneck)

German Extra Hardy Garlic (Hardneck)

Today we will be evaluating our experience growing German Extra Hardy garlic (hardneck). This garlic, according to seed distributors, produces large garlic heads, and can also tolerate the cold of winter. We selected this garlic variety for its ability to tolerate the low temperatures of USDA zone 6. This is the first time we plant garlic, and we wanted to start with a seed that […]

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Let the Strawberries Grow

Let the Strawberries Grow

Our strawberries season began recently in the middle of May. Last year we decided to plant strawberries on the ground, and let them grow like weeds. Although they did not produce enough berries the previous year, the plants produced enough sucker shoots. This year the plants grew large and are providing a significant amount of fruit. When we bought the plants, the garden center staff […]

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Cherry Roma Tomatoes

Cherry Roma Tomatoes

I don’t know if these are considered “heirloom” Cherry Roma Tomatoes. They have been living in the beans bed for 2 years now. The plant dies during winter with some rotten tomatoes, and more tomato plantsĀ appear next summer. This year the tomatoes formed earlier. Hopefully, this means more tomato fruits. The plants survived the over 100-degree temperatures, the monsoon, 70-mph winds, drought, and beetle pests. […]

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