My Wisconsin vegetable & herb gardens are now four years old. Amending the soil was TOP PRIORITY. Many thanks to you gardeners in helping me make choices in amending my soil ORGANICALLY as possible on a tight budget. Lasagna gardening method has given me a great soil to plant in. Growing vertically has saved on space. This year I am growing the Red Noodle Bean. It is tasty, pretty & a conversation piece.
Polish Linguisa, Big Beef, Juliet, Amish Paste, Brandy Wine I started from seed, fertilized with worm & compost tea, whey (from my yogurt making) and Sea-90. Holy Basil, Anise Hyssop, Lemon Verbena and Peppermint are my favorite choices for tea. Dill, Cinnamon Basil, Borage, Rosemary, Thyme, Greek Oregano, Amaranth, Lemon Balm, Calendula, Comfrey, Cilantro, Italian Flat Leaf Parsley, Perilla, Sage, Nasturtium and Chamomile are my other herbs all started from seed. Whoops, not the Rosemary, I bought a plant, which I bring inside for the winter. A new venture of mine is using Comfrey and Calendula for making oil infusions. Drying herbs is not only easy but nice to have during my LONG Wisconsin winter. I plan on making healing salves and lotion bars. Baking my own bread, growing my own sprouts and making Greek yogurt are of my other weekly tasks I have added to my growing old gracefully routine.
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