Category Archives: Sustainable Living

New Life For Old Potting Soil

Print PDFRefreshing weary soil (or medium) benefits plants indoors and out Waking Up Worn Out Soil As autumn arrives, many of us clear out planters and containers, tossing dead or aging plants on the compost heap or into the green … Continue reading

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Capturing The Essence of Tomatoes

Print PDFSlow or fast, red or green, roasting captures those essential flavors Saving Summer To Savor In Winter After such a long summery stretch of dry heat, it’s startling how quickly autumn arrives. Though the days are still warm, the … Continue reading

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The Little Known Positive Side Of Smoke

Print PDFSmoke & dust bring some surprising benefits Smoke, Ash, Dust & Plant Health This weekend, my band played maritime music at the venerable Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, Washington. We were hoping that the breezy seaside location would … Continue reading

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Garden Retreat Or Garden Advance

Print PDFOur newest neighbors enjoy gardening together Gardens That Welcome and Include After way too many hot dry days, the garden is finally starting to perk up, thanks more to heavy dews than actual rain. After each rinsing, grateful birds … Continue reading

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