farming

Shoots as ladders

Shoots as ladders

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Pasaquan is an astounding place of inspiration. Eddie Owens Martin, aka St. EOM, began to cultivate this visionary art site back in the 1950s, and…

Sweetening the pot(ato)

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Ran into my farmer friend Becky while picking up CSA veggies at the market and discovered we share a common sickness. Neither of us can…

Topsy turvy

Topsy turvy

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Last year’s tomatoes were a disaster. I knew they would probably suck because, with only two raised beds in full sun, we couldn’t do…

In the weeds

In the weeds

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When a neighbor tore out his chimney, we couldn’t resist using the bricks to pave a walkway in front of the house. It seemed…

Casting call

Casting call

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I’ve always been a lazy gardener, never bothering with regular fertilizer application. But even when growing organically, plants need nutrient snacks to thrive, so…

Root bound and down

Root bound and down

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When friends Chris and Jenny gave us a loquat for the orchard, it was living in a tiny temporary container. But after a few…