• 96 Injured garden adventures

    96 Injured garden adventures

    Everything takes long with one hand in a splint. I have to adapt routine tasks, and rescuing the seedling that got neglected after the injury was a lot less easy than it would be with two functioning hands. But I adjust and manage. Note: The video version of this post gets released on Monday, May…


  • 095 My first garden injury

    095 My first garden injury

    I got injured in the garden. While digging the final potato beds and pumping water around the plot, I take a careless step and fall into a rain barrel. Don’t worry, there is no accident footage. I only share the time leading up to the accident and tell you how I got injured. Note: The…


  • 094 Connecting the plots

    094 Connecting the plots

    The gap between my food forest and growing plot is tiny. When the golden dead nettles finish blooming, this is supposed to be a path. To get the cart from one plot to the other, I have to remove part of the very old fence.The old fence itself is no problem to remove. But there…


  • 093 Soil blocking on a tiny scale

    093 Soil blocking on a tiny scale

    The garden is waking up. Spring is here. And I only have two weeks left until my hiking trip. We leave for a week at the end of May. This puts a deadline on a lot of my garden projects. I was also almost out of plastic trays. So, I decided to try soil blocking.…


  • 092 Potatoes need water

    092 Potatoes need water

    I’ve been doing a lot of digging for someone who doesn’t believe in digging beds. I’ll tell you all about them while I finish the beds–and then we’ll finally solve the water problem. When I showed a picture of my half-weeded bed on Mastodon, someone told me to look into Irish potato beds. He even…


  • 091 Potatoes, rain or shine

    091 Potatoes, rain or shine

    My potatoes had been ready to plant for a while, and I had to get the potato beds finished to plant them. The weather didn’t cooperate, so we dug Irish potato beds in the rain. The next day was a sunnier garden day with more bed-prep and potato planting. Potatoes rain or shine! It is…


  • 090 Mid-April Garden Tour

    090 Mid-April Garden Tour

    As it is about mid-April, I think it’s time we do a little bit of a tour of the garden. Kind of a Before, though, technically some things have already happened. But just to give you an impression of what everything looks like at the moment. Now in April. First big thing that has already…


  • 089 A fence for freedom?!

    089 A fence for freedom?!

    My potatoes are ready to go in the ground. But neither me nor the bed are ready. And the storms are not helping. Ironically, I built a fence to give Pepper more freedom. The potatoes moved into the greenhouse, and I give you a tour of my first batch of seedlings. I just got to…


  • 088 I have a greenhouse now

    088 I have a greenhouse now

    With my husband back at work, I set out to finish the greenhouse alone. I had to get it done before the wind got too strong–and didn’t like the time pressure at all. The next day, with more time pressure, I put up the rain collection system. We couldn’t quite finish the greenhouse as planned.…


  • 087 Building a greenhouse

    087 Building a greenhouse

    We are building a greenhouse this weekend. And we need to get it done before the storms. I also need to harvest some weeds before the sheep come to eat them. Note: The video version of this post gets released on Wednesday, April 24. When I’d harvested a good amount of dandelion flowers and buds,…