Creating a Forager’s Forest Garden

When people are new to growing their own, they tend to focus on growing typical annual plants. But by choosing a range of perennial plants, you can make a low-maintenance forest garden which requires far less effort and time long-term. Harvesting in a forest garden can often be more like foraging than harvesting. Yields canContinue reading “Creating a Forager’s Forest Garden”

The Forest Garden in August

This is a time of abundance in the forest garden. Yesterday, we began to harvest some apples. Different apple varieties will continue to ripen in succession over the next month or two. And the plums are ripening up. They are not ready yet, but will be at some point next month. It is interested toContinue reading “The Forest Garden in August”

A Plum Job – Getting Ready to Process Plums

In our forest garden, we have a mature plum tree laden with plums. While there are still a couple of weeks or so before they are ripe, I thought I’d take a little time to share how I make the most of our plum tree’s fruits. First of all, if you have a plum treeContinue reading “A Plum Job – Getting Ready to Process Plums”