New compost bin

Since we are not using animal manure or artificial fertilizers in our garden, making compost from organic matter is a cheap and easy way for us to give back nutrients and enrich the soil. For many years we had a two-chamber compost bin made from old scrap woods. It worked very well but this year […]

Some like it hot!

This year we had started many chili peppers from seed but the plants didn’t grow well. Later in spring our local garden center had many different varieties of chili peppers on sale, so we got one of each. They were either capsicum annuum or capsicum Chinese and had names like ‘Red Scorpion’, ‘Fire Ball’, ‘Ghost […]

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