Free plant tonic that you can grow

Comfrey is the plant every garden should have. I dug out a clump a few weeks ago, and the root snapped. Still, I had in my hands a 56cm long taproot! Now all of you gardeners should go “whoa!” for you know that the deeper travel the roots, the more drought-resistant the plant is. It [...]

Prepping up our food forest for summer

With all the rain we received over the past few months, it would be a shame to loose all that precious moisture to the spring and summer heat. So now that our food forest is planted, it’s time for us to help it grow. Catch and store energy We mulched on the contour lines that [...]

Planting for resiliency

After two years of careful observation, note taking and lengthy consideration, of weighting pros versus cons, input versus output and budget versus dreams, here we are with 28 trees to plant in our fruit forest. The photo doesn't do it justice - there are indeed 28 trees there. We bought them small for they stand [...]