A few weeks ago (mid-March) we took advantage of the drier conditions and perfect winds to burn a few sections of our prairie. Its something we'd been planning for and looking forward to since last fall. We knew, once we decided we wanted areas of tall-grass on our property, that we'd have to manage it… Continue reading Burning.

Purging the Plastics: Trugs, Tools, & Watering Cans

In this installation of Purging the Plastics, I'm going to take on trugs and buckets, tools, and watering cans. Its a bit of a mish-mash, but I don't honestly think each one needs its own post- efficiency! Trugs: Confession: I have 4 rubbery-plastic trug/buckets that I adore and couldn't imagine working without. Here they are… Continue reading Purging the Plastics: Trugs, Tools, & Watering Cans

Purging the Plastics: Trays

Last week, I sorted out a whole bunch of options for starting seeds that don't involve plastic. But those soil cubes and compostable pots have to sit somewhere and, for most of us, that is a flimsy plastic tray built only to keep the water in and not much more. They certainly aren't built to… Continue reading Purging the Plastics: Trays

Purging the Plastics: Seed Starting

Okay! The first installment of Purging the Plastic and this week we are going to talk about seed starting gear. And there is quite a bit of it, depending on your style. I'm not going to get into grow lights because for most of us, they are necessary and are usually made of metal with… Continue reading Purging the Plastics: Seed Starting

Purging the Plastics

It would seem that plastics in the garden is becoming a bit of a theme for 2018, and this I can fully get behind. Just the other day I saw this video posted on the Gardener's World magazine Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/GWmagazine/videos/10155094873215426/ I also saw it specifically mentioned by Joanna at her Edinburgh Garden Diary site… Continue reading Purging the Plastics