B2E vs. Organic Market

Here is a photo of our butternut squash (top) grown in our combo B2E hugulkultur swale versus an organically grown butternut squash (bottom) from the grocery store. A picture is worth a thousand words. The proof is in the produce, folks. And a B2E squash is worth about 3 organic market squashes.

Etsy listing available in my shop

We've got bare root strawberries!These plants are prolific. And frankly, they're beginning to over crowd and take over the terrace bed below them. So, we're cleaning house...or garden... Whatever.Anyway, feel free to check out our Etsy shop for these strawberry plants 🍓They ship bare root, in time for fall planting.Check out my Back to Eden … Continue reading Etsy listing available in my shop

Lunar Planting: Gardening by the Moon

In the lakeway region of the Smokies, I have the benefit of being rural enough to see the stars and moon at night. Over the course of the last year or so, I've been paying a lot more attention to the "sky clock" as I like to call it. The moon is all at once … Continue reading Lunar Planting: Gardening by the Moon

Potager Planning

It seems like a lifetime has passed since I first dreamed the potager garden. In reality, it's been about a year and a half. But it is surreal that the time to plan and plant is quickly approaching! This has been my brain child for so long, it's actually hard to believe that I've gotten … Continue reading Potager Planning

Gardening Lies You’ve Been Told

I recently pruned my cherry and peach trees. Yep, I did a soft pruning in October. One of the biggest lies is that you can only prune your trees in dormancy. That's like saying you can only trim your fingernails while you sleep. Here's the thing about pruning- if you had a broken bone, you … Continue reading Gardening Lies You’ve Been Told

Year 1 Evaluation of Back to Eden Experience

I wanted to evaluate my first year experience with the Back to Eden garden. I decided to break the experience into sections: preparation, planting, productivity, weeding and watering, overall experience. My rating scale is from 1-10 with 1 being unsuccessful and 10 being absolute success. The effort to reward ratio will be covered in the … Continue reading Year 1 Evaluation of Back to Eden Experience

Finalized Garden Plan

Welp, I think I've finally done it. Granted, I'm sure there will be mistakes and revisions, but I am 89.9% sure I have the finalized garden plan layed out. Here's what it should look like at the middle of the growing season: Utilizing both companion planting and succession planting methods, I am pretty sure we … Continue reading Finalized Garden Plan