Aylen's Herbs, Vegetables and Fluffmonsters

Thank y’all so much for your kind replies on my tree-attack posts!  I appreciate it a lot, I’ve never had such nice fellow gardeners with whom to commiserate XD

I wish I’d thought to ask to keep some of the wood before seeing your suggestion, hyggehaven, but alas.  There are still huge chunks lying around though.  In good news, most of my newly planted herbs and seedlings seem to have been spared between the branches.  Their little root-squares got pushed aside with the soil because they hadn’t established themselves. :D

posted 7 hours ago with 1 note
Leave my poor plants alone.

The landlord sent workmen to cut up the tree and they’re stepping all over my surviving plants and I actually want to kill something. If I were the one paying them I guarantee they would not be so careless. I know they have to work and some of it might be unavoidable but they could watch where they fucking step, it’s not rocket science and there are plenty of paths between the beds!

I am silently glaring because I’ve already asked their boss to be careful and I don’t think “hi I’m Aylen and if you crush another plant I will feed you to my cats so help me God” would go over well when it got back to the landlord. Plus I actually don’t speak Spanish, which is somewhat embarrassing for me as a Texan but there you go.

posted 4 days ago with 6 notes

Aw hell. I finally planted my precious herbs in the ground and this happens. This tree completely came up from the ground and took out the little tree on the corner. It’s squashing my herb garden, a car, and a bunch of baby plants. I’m trying to just be grateful it didn’t fall on the house because it would have destroyed my room and we’d have had to move. But oh my poor baby plants…

posted 5 days ago with 14 notes
Almost time to start harvesting cabbages. Then we can have this half of the garden back for summer plantings.

Almost time to start harvesting cabbages. Then we can have this half of the garden back for summer plantings.

posted 5 days ago with 33 notes
"Why do farmers farm, given their economic adversities on top of the many frustrations and difficulties normal to farming? And always the answer is: “Love. They must do it for the love.” Farmers farm for the love of farming. They love to watch and nurture the growth of plants. They love to live in the presence of animals. They love to work outdoors. They love the weather, maybe even when it is making them miserable. They love to live where they work and to work where they live. If the scale of their farming is small enough, they like to work in the company of their children and with the help of their children. they love the measure of independence that farm life can still provide. I have an idea that a lot of farmers have gone to a lot of trouble merely to be self-employed, to live at least a part of their lives without a boss."
— Wendell Berry (bringing it to the table)

enthusiasticanddamned:

My native American ancestors were known for their three sisters method of growing crops and they were also known for their use of sunflowers and grinding the actual seeds into flour. 

Here’s a link to the history and past uses of sunflowers and their seeds. Get inspired and motivated. 

Sunflowers aren’t just for sprucing up a garden!

It seems like it would take a lot of plants to get any usable quantity of seeds, but we’re trying sunflowers this year too

posted 5 days ago with 9 notes
atomicocean:

© atomic_ocean

atomicocean:

© atomic_ocean

hqcreations:

herbalriot:

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Common names

Algarroba
American Carob
Huarango
Kiawe
Mesquite
A leguminous plant, Prosopis pallida is one of the mesquite tree species. This plant is indigenous to Ecuador, Colombia and Peru, especially in the arid coastal regions. Although its existence is threatened in…

Holy crap - mesquite is a plant? I thought for the longest time it’s just an herb or spice mix for BBQ…I didn’t realize it’s a plant. The things you learn here…

Haha! Yep, we use the mesquite wood to bbq over! (super weird for me as a Texan to think that someone wouldn’t know. yeah laughing at myself) It’s very invasive here though, so I was happy to hear it was edible and more useful.

via hqcreations · originally by herbalriot
posted 1 week ago with 67 notes
nativeamericannews:

5 Easy Steps: How to Start a Community Garden
For our ancestors, community gardening was the ONLY form of gardening, but as the landscape of our territories have been whittled away, so has our sense of communal responsibility and communal effort to feed ourselves.

nativeamericannews:

5 Easy Steps: How to Start a Community Garden

For our ancestors, community gardening was the ONLY form of gardening, but as the landscape of our territories have been whittled away, so has our sense of communal responsibility and communal effort to feed ourselves.



posted 1 week ago with 52 notes
This clearly needs to be seen by cathemeral-thinking.

This clearly needs to be seen by cathemeral-thinking.

via hyggehaven · originally by makeupkitten83