Creating a Three Sisters Garden (anywhere)

I am the self proclaimed queen of putting in a garden anywhere.  At our last house the sandy, gravelly, ant hill of a driveway became a lush corn field and herb spiral.  The front yard became a three sisters garden.  The side yard held myriads of delicious orbs and buckets held treasures of vegetables as well.  Here at our new rented farm we didn’t have a place to put the pumpkin patch.  Lordy, how can we be Pumpkin Hollow Farm without pumpkins?  There is a 650 square foot garden fenced in for all of our seeds to set up shop.  … Continue reading Creating a Three Sisters Garden (anywhere)

The New Farm (starting from scratch)

I always have good intentions.  I spent the winter learning everything I could about Permaculture and how to incorporate it into our new farm.  I was on fire about it!  The inner garden we did not dig.  We piled on six inches of straw.  To plant I opened up part of the straw along rows to fill in with organic garden soil and plant in that.  The beds will stay well mulched.  The new garden soil will be covered around the plants as soon as they are up and strong.  Eventually the whole garden will settle in and each year we … Continue reading The New Farm (starting from scratch)