A Useful, Yet Oh So Beautiful Herbal Border

A food garden is a cooperative happening. The gardener, the soil, the weather (lets not forget the weather!) and the companions. Those companions are the icing on the cake – they bring it altogether. Today is all about them, specifically herbs, and how irreplaceable they are in your food garden (not to mention your life). […]

Make A Speedy (But Slow) Garden Bed

This is a quick and easy way to make a new garden bed. I must warn you; though the construction is quick, the wait until its ready to plant is long. The waiting brings huge benefits, giving nature the opportunity to fully express herself and you the chance to well, wait for something. Oh wow!, […]

Raising Really Good Seedlings

When you sow seed and raise seedlings, something magic this way comes. The magic brings wonder (so important in this know-it-all-age, don’t you think), it brings joy. Magic is good, important even; so are seeds. Mainly because they are our dinner, but also because they are our story. Here’s how to raise really good seedlings. […]

In praise of easy care perennials

I’m on the tail end of the Potager make over – making us handsome for open days and workshops. Mainly made up of easy care perennials like culinary and medicinal herbs, picking flowers and citrus; the potager is a wildly abundant garden once it gets going, and because I’ve chosen every day, easy care plants […]