Gardening advice, Garden watering, Garden sitting, to be a gardening buddy, Food from my garden
Food Growing Skill Level
Experience and Qualifications
Permaculture Experience, Micologist, Lots of years in the garden
I am interested in...
Buying Local Food, Selling Local Grown Food, Bartering Local Food, Community Gardens, Learning, Preserving, WWOOFA Hosting, WWOOFA Working, Seed Savers
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
My lot in town, is my garden. My house is just in the way. I have been groing a good amount of food here for a number of years. I grow the staples but I have tried everything. I grow hydroponicly in my basement, which is also my mushroom lab and grow room. I have raised beds for root crops. I love root crops as food more than any other. Turnips, beets, carrots, parsnips and such. To me, a meal is created by going out back, brushing away the snow and pulling back the plastic and digging out some carrots, turnips and parsnips. Then, peeling and cleaning and simmering them in just a little butter with a lid on. Oh yummy!!!!!
I have also started beekeeping. I spent one winter reading everything I could find on bees. Now I have six hives and growing. I want to raise my own queens next year and do splits on all my hives. That means twelve hives, if everything goes well.
Thank you for your message at the time of the earthquake in Christchurch.
The land has not settled yet. After shocks continue frequently, and folk are trying to keep spirits high and get on as best they can. Huge effort is continuing with fund-raising, and drop-off depots for every day necessities.
We are lucky living in the North Island, but have been warned that we are 100 years overdue for something.
We have had family visiting visiting from London for the last 10 weeks, and during that time the garden has turned into a jungle over summer. The rains have started now which is good. I will deal to it and have it back in good order by spring.
Hello Stillcookin! In northeast Ohio we plant onions, all kinds, in early spring or late fall. That pasta dish is a favorite and how nice that you like it too. Thanks for visiting my potager. Enthusiastic visitors are always welcome. And about those cucumbers! I have a bumper crop of four kinds traveling right now. Each morning I have to take a look to see which route they've taken. The cornichons are especially interesting now. Have already started pickling. Good luck with the red onion. Delicious thing it is!