Husband, Wife & One Dog:

Our adventures in owning a new home, raising a dog, living thriftily & sustainably while surrounding ourselves with an edible oasis.

Evening and Tree buds. #earlySpring #GoatbeardPolisPlot
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motherearthnewsmag:

Top Organic Vegetable Gardening Challenges and How to Overcome Them
Get solutions for common organic vegetable gardening challenges, including pest control, soil fertility issues, weed control and summer drought.

By Barbara Pleasant
Photo by judywhite/GardenPhotos.com

motherearthnewsmag:

Top Organic Vegetable Gardening Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Get solutions for common organic vegetable gardening challenges, including pest control, soil fertility issues, weed control and summer drought.

By Barbara Pleasant

Photo by judywhite/GardenPhotos.com

plant-a-day:

Purple Dead Nettle

Lamium purpureum

Also called “Purple Archangel,” this member of the mint family (Lamiaceae) is not truly a nettle, and does not sting (hence the more common moniker “Deadnettle”). It’s natural range is Eurasia, but it is invasive across North America.

The delicate zygomorphic (symmetrical) blossoms provide sustenance to bees when few other sources of nectar or pollen are available (including over the winter in milder climates).

Not only food for the bees, Deadnettle tops and leaves can be used in meals as a spring vegetable. The plant is high in high in fibre, iron, and vitamins, and can be used in a variety of ways: from blending it into a fruit smoothie, to using it as a base for a pesto (like, or with ground elder); from adding it to stir fries, to incorporating the leaves into salads. The flowers taste like nectar, and can be used as an edible garnish to sweet dishes.

- biodiverseed

(via hyggehaven)

Flat of #Redwing #onions, planter of #IncheliumRed #garlic, #newspaperpots & cells of #Tevor #artichoke, #Fairytale, #ListadaDEGandia & #Blackbeauty #eggplant, and #Moskvich #tomatoes. Fun on a rainy Sunday. #ufgarden #GoatbeardPolisPlot
softgardening:

Cottage Gardens We Love

softgardening:

Cottage Gardens We Love

#koipond #UNHgreenhouse #openhouse #earlyspring
#Orchid #UNHgreenhouse #openhouse #earlyspring
#Orchid #UNHgreenhouse #openhouse
#UNHgreenhouse #openhouse #earlyspring