Tag Archives: Mulch

Leaves on the Homestead

I love mulch. Not the red piney stuff that stinks to high heaven when it rains, but the natural layer of leaves and twigs that is provided year-round by our trees. Some people believe that the leaves are a gift to us from the trees. I think that one plant’s trash is another man’s treasure, and I recycle the plant’s waste. Whichever way you choose to look at it, leaves are very useful to have around. If you bag and discard your leaves, you may want to stop and pay attention.

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Regrowing Celery, Saving Money!

I don’t know if I’m unusual about this, but I rarely use celery unless I’m making soup or stew. When I do, I need to buy a bag of celery, use two sticks, and promise myself to find a use for the rest. Then I forget, and have to compost the rest two weeks later… Continue reading

Sprouts, Mulch, et miscelanea

It took me a while to decide what to write about today. I didn’t have any particular projects I was working on, but I do have updates for you on my gardening. In particular, my seeds are starting to sprout! I also continued mulching my vegetable garden in preparation for planting later. Continue reading

Mulching (and a Syrup Update)

I couldn’t help myself today. Temperatures dropped back below freezing, but I just had to do some work in the garden. Last year we had immense trouble with weeds coming up in the walkways between our raised beds. Once we put up our rabbit fence, it became impossible to mow in the garden. This year, we’ve decided to mulch around the beds to keep the weeds at bay. Continue reading