I’ll admit, reaching into the depths of a pumpkin to de-gut it is not my favorite thing to do. It’s slimy, it’s sticky, and it feels like one of those mystery boxes at haunted houses where you put your hands in and they tell you it’s a pile of brains. But deep in the innards […]
I’ve talked about fermentation quite a bit on this blog, from fermenting your cabbage to fermenting your chicken feed. In a nutshell, fermentation is the process of good bacteria breaking down the structure of your food so that it becomes more digestible. When it comes to fermenting chicken feed, for instance, lacto-fermentation reduces the anti-nutrients […]
If this week’s post on seed starting in the summer didn’t get you all jazzed, maybe this will spark just a little inspiration!
Lately I’ve been lamenting the fact that my friends with kids are all saying summer’s almost over, just because their kids are back in school soon. Come on, people. It’s only August! I sometimes don’t even consider it summer until this time of year, when it’s still daylight at 8 pm, the ocean is warm […]
Every season, I let a few of my radish plants flower and seed. Some I leave to collect seed for next season, and some I leave to harvest the pods. Amid this tangled mess of vines is a handful of daikon radish plants — plants that had grown over 4 feet tall, full of little […]
I know it’s not spring yet, but in my neck of the woods (which I affectionately call “the land of 72 and sunny”) it already feels like spring, and it even looks like spring too. I guess that prognosticatin’ groundhog was right after all — spring is near, and this is what I’m seeing around […]
So tomorrow is Groundhog Day, and for the last 126 years, it’s been up to Punxsutawney Phil — wide-eyed and bushy-tailed from his slumber — to predict the fate of our gardening season. Will he see his shadow and cast another six weeks of winter upon us? Or will we be blessed with an early […]