Category Archives: garden

Grow Asparagus: Put it to bed for Winter

Grow Asparagus

You love Asparagus! You decided to grow Asparagus in your garden. Good for you. Well done.

Now what?  Well, your Asparagus is happy that you love it, but do you know how to put it to bed for the Winter? It really is simple. Follow these few simple steps to ensure a good harvest every year. Continue reading Grow Asparagus: Put it to bed for Winter

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Grow Sweet Potatoes: Harvest the Reward!

Grow Sweet Potatoes

To grow Sweet Potatoes is a real pleasure. The vines are beautiful with edible leaves. The flowers are a wonderful accent to the garden. For me there is a great therapeutic value throughout the entire gardening growing season. I love the peace and the beautiful connection I have with the Earth when I grow Sweet Potatoes and other garden plants. Then there is always the reward of the harvest! Continue reading Grow Sweet Potatoes: Harvest the Reward!

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Chicken Garden Soup: Cooking Homegrown Food

Chicken Garden Soup: Taking Pride in Growing and Cooking Homegrown Food

This post really should come with a few of warnings.

1. I’m not a chef
2. I have no food photography skills
3. I am a man that loves growing food!

Great, we got that out of the way so I can tell you how excited I am about making soup. This soup is special because it was created on a whim when I asked “What’s for dinner?” and got “I don’t know.”

This was a great time to go “shopping in the garden”… Continue reading Chicken Garden Soup: Cooking Homegrown Food

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Full Swales: Rain Brings Encouragement

It’s been nearly a year since I finished my Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDCC, or commonly called the PDC). I’ve been observing the land and the way the water flows on it. Every big rain I go out and get my boots muddy looking to see how the water moves across my baby permaculture system. Every once in a while I get time to chip away at the design that resides mostly in my head. The labor sometimes seems fruitless. It’s difficult to know if I’m doing it right. My only credentials so far is an online course and lots of other online research. Continue reading Full Swales: Rain Brings Encouragement

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Compost Recipes: Carbon, Nitrogen, Water

Compost Recipes: Building A Pile

Today I took advantage of a misty drizzly day to turn the compost and build another pile. If you’ve been around the Daddykirbs Farm for very long you already know that I love building compost piles. I truly do get a lot of Satisfaction In Making Compost.

Luke, my autistic son, loves helping. He reminds me that the compost needs turning. We found a hay fork for him at a local yard sale so he could have his own turning fork. Luke is very proud of that.

Compost Recipes: Today’s Special Blend

In order to build a successful compost pile  you need a few things. The important ingredients are Carbon, Nitrogen and Water. Continue reading Compost Recipes: Carbon, Nitrogen, Water

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