garden

New love: Food dehydrator

I got a new to me food dehydrator. I didn’t know a thing about dehydrators, so called my SIL to ask about her experience with drying food. The previous owner (who is one cool mama) told me that she had used it for the pear tree in her yard —…

Garden project

This is my front yard. Remember my bulbs? Before I can plant them, I had to clear everything but my butterfly bush. The monarda, sedum, tulipa, achillea, rudbeckia, and whatever I forgot to name, plus any rocks I found, all had to be moved before Mr. TellBlast could till. He…

Pin it! Do it! Pallet garden

I saw a pallet garden on Pinterest — where else? (original post here) I have wanted pole beans in my garden again, but rabbits — the bane of my existence — have prevented me in recent years from having them. RABBITS EAT EVERYTHING I PLANT!!! I came upon a HUGE pallet from…

Lasagna garden update

I just realized that I never wrote about my lasagna garden plans. In 2010, I laid down the lasagna layers (the idea came in hardcopy form through Suddenly Frugal by Leah Ingram). In 2011, I planted carrots in the lasagna. The neighborhood rabbits LOVE carrot tops, so we ended up putting…