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A SIMPLE, DOWN TO EARTH, HANDS-ON, SELF-RELIANT LIFE #ONTHEMOUNTAIN

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Garden update: wood chips, sowing, digging and drip hoses dilemma
4 months ago

Garden update: wood chips, sowing, digging and drip hoses dilemma

By  •  garden, sowing, planting

I’ve posted a few video garden updates again. You can find them below. I realise I explain less in these videos, than I normally do in my written posts. If …
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Vegetable garden update February 2017 (video)
5 months ago

Vegetable garden update February 2017 (video)

No worries, there will be written updates on the garden as well this year. But as there isn’t much to shoot beautiful pictures of, I’m taking the liberty of only …
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Planting garlic in autumn
8 months ago

Planting garlic in autumn

By  •  garden, sowing, planting

Do you plant your garlic in autumn? I do! In this post I will explain you my way of planting garlic in autumn. It’s pretty simple, garlic isn’t a complicated …
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Frugal gardening: how to grow a peach tree from a stone
1 year ago

Frugal gardening: how to grow a peach tree from a stone

By  •  garden, sowing, planting

This will be the shortest blog post in history, surely in my blogging history. You see, I want to explain to you how I grew a new peach tree from …
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Growing pumpkins successfully on a no-dig bed
1 year ago

Growing pumpkins successfully on a no-dig bed

I’m still not ready to post a first long update on our new garden. When you get a garden at the beginning of March, it’s really a fight against time …
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How to grow potatoes in full ground
1 year ago

How to grow potatoes in full ground

By  •  garden, planting

I urge you all to start growing potatoes in your garden or balcony, if you aren’t already. It’s a fun growth process to follow and in the end it’s like you …
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Saving your own seeds from (purple) kale
1 year ago

Saving your own seeds from (purple) kale

By  •  garden, sowing, planting

In my journey to a greater self-reliance I try to spent less money on unnecessary things. And in the case of seeds, I also try to spent less on necessary …
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Pre-planting onion sets indoors
1 year ago

Pre-planting onion sets indoors

By  •  garden, planting

It’s snowing today. Again. I don’t think I’ve seen it snow so often, since we arrived here in France for the first time. It hasn’t been a very cold winter …
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Green asparagus planting guide
2 years ago

Green asparagus planting guide

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I had the impression that I had written a post about planting green asparagus plants last year, when we planted our first asparagus. I tried to find it today, but …
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How to grow topinambour
3 years ago

How to grow topinambour

By  •  planting

Seven months ago I planted three little jerusalem artichokes/topinambours/fartichokes into a big plastic pot. I was really late, but I assumed there was still enough time left to get the …
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