When is a free-range chicken a bad, naughty chicken? Come closer, dear students, and the Damsel will tell you. The Damsel lets her chickens run loose in her large fenced yard, eating mosquitoes and possibly earwigs. For this hope alone, it’s worth the risk they pose to the garden plants. They do like to peck [...]
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Planting onions is as easy as kindergarten, especially if you start with “sets.” Sets are baby onion plants you buy at the nursery. It only takes a few minutes to plant a bunch of these, if your garden is ready. The Damsel planted both yellow and red varieties on this bright spring morning. For root [...]
In the olden days, before people bought seeding trays and little peat pots at the nursery, folks sometimes planted seeds in eggshells. This idea actually has some really good things about it. 1. eggshells are free. 2. planting in eggshells adds good nutrients to the soil, strengthening the little plant. Starting seeds in eggshells now, [...]
One of the most annoying problems the Knight has faced in the Cottage Garden is spider mites. The chemicals farmers used to use for these sorts of pests are no longer available, and besides, we want a more natural solution. The Damsel was going to show you a magnified picture of a spider mite but [...]