Hello Zoobird! Yes, here in Gainesville, FL the garden is fine, thanks! I've got lots of plants growing in my patch: my tomatoes, courtesy of Farmer John, are thriving. They have flowered and I'm just waiting for the birds and the bees to do their thing and get the tomatoes going. I planted some spinach…
Good day, all! It's 75F (24C) and puffy white clouds in a blue, blue sky. The air here in Florida is full of the smells of Spring. Anyone with citrus trees has harvested their fruit by now. The citrus flowers have bloomed and the cycle has begun again. My day is beginning with the sounds…
Today indeed was a great day at the garden. You're looking at the end of the story.
It all began early today with all the windows open at our little home. The birds were singing way before dawn. If you've never been to Florida, I suggest you choose March as the month to make your visit. The citrus trees and anything else that blooms…
I went to the garden tonight. What a good time! So many nice things happened. I rode up at dusk and found the garden drenched in the light of the sunset. My mission tonight was simple. I wanted to pick some mint for tea. Mint is dependable. I pulled one strand of the mint, took a look around and saw that the garlic chives were thriving, as always. Troopers! Tomatoes all over the place. Meanwhile, someone visiting the garden said hi. I took a walk around and saw some old… Continue
"Humanity knows nothing at all. There is no intrinsic value in anything, and every action is a futile, meaningless effort."
Gardening at our community garden has opened the door to many things for me. I just planted carrot, okra, zipper cream and tomatillo seeds this week. I'm happy because it's been raining these past few days since and will probably rain more so they… Continue
Added by Michael Levin on December 20, 2010 at 11:30am —
Gainesville is home to the Edible Plant Project, recently featured in the Gainesville Sun. It's all about edible landscaping. What a great idea! Why not plant foliage that is not only beautiful, but also… Continue
Added by Michael Levin on August 7, 2010 at 12:35am —
This months presentation is "A Harvest Based Garden Plan". Come and learn how to complete a garden plan, meet your food needs, and harvest for peak flavor at Simple Living Institute's Organic Growers Meeting. Bunch or Bush Sweet Potato plants will be available for sale at the meeting: 3 for $1 for current Simple Living members and 2 for $1 for non members.
Read more about Simple Living Institute and the Organic Growers meeting at… Continue
The peppers from McRorie Garden are tasty, mild and addictive!
Ron Chandler gave me a handful of peppers the other day. I still have a few left. They are the ones you see on the left of the photo above. The 4 round ones are tangy and a little hot. Ron described the long one, the one you see with a little bit out of it, as hot. But, I think it's pretty mild.…
Another great day at the garden! Ron Chandler explained how his circular gardening techniques worked. If you click the picture below, you'll see the album and some are annotated with details about circular gardening. Mary was all smiles because her seeds were sprouting.
Abundant Edible Landscapes, (now a member here at Zoobird!) hosted a fall planting festival on 10/4/08 at INDIGO with workshops, food from Reggae Shack Cafe, and a wide variety of perennial edibles, vegetable plugs and compost for sale. Workshops focused on organic soil building…
"The noticeably bitter taste of turnip greens has been linked by researchers to its calcium content. On an ounce-for-ounce basis, turnip greens contain about 4 times more calcium than a much less bitter-tasting cruciferous vegetables like cabbage."
Have you always wanted to make your own bread? Well, here's a little article about making rye bread with a bread machine. This bread machine came from a thrift store and only cost $11.99! The ingredients to make Russian Rye were so simple you won't believe how easy it was. Enjoy!