Our home is constantly transitioning into a more sustainable place. We grow 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!
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 […]
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 […]
The cucumber plants have been providing to us, family, neighbors, and friends for a few weeks. These fruits are gigantic. They are sweet and juicy, and they grow like crazy. Fruits increase in size very quickly, so you have to pay close attention to make sure they are harvested at the right time.
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