Primary Earth-friendly Gardening Tenents:

*Tolerate minimal damage to plants and lawn from pests. *Build and maintain healthy soil by using compost and natural soil amendments. *Use chemicals as a last resort. *Use native plants when possible. They are adapted to the climate, soil and area pests. *Attract Beneficial Insects to increase pollination and decrease harmful pests. *Conserve water by using responsible watering methods.

Monday, November 5, 2012

summer projects, fall canning and winter reflection

Well, the first hard frost has come and gone. The morning temps have dipped below freezing and the garden beds are put down for the winter.

The tomatoes have been sauced and canned, soups have been made and squash, potatoes and onions overflow their baskets in the kitchen pantry.

It is time to return to blogging and free the summer projects and photos from draft. It has been an exciting first year here in Michiana and I have had my share of learning experiences moving from Zone 8 to Zone 5.