easy mini root cellar, via Mother Earth News
”[Mavis Butterfield] went from spending $9,768 on groceries in 2008 to just under $1,200 in 2011. And now, she feeds her family of four on a mere $100 per month— that’s $25 a person!” (from
“What if you could tuck a lucky penny in the ground and watch it sprout into a flower? You can with our letterpress paper coinage!”
Edible garden update,7 weeks post-planting
All 4 varieties of tater continue to run amok thanks to two weeks of near constant rain. Carrots still need thinning, as do the broad beans and peas but I simply cannot. The legumes survived the heavy winds last week, but only because I ran outside in gale-force winds like a nutter to stake them. Salad onions look a bit disappointing by comparison. The runner beans are colonising the shed.
And I have my first ripening strawberry!
(Versailles’s potager (kitchen garden) plan, via terracottabox)
Vertical Veg: This. guy. is. awesome.
(permaculture plants part 1, via jesuisperdu)