Capturing a place, or a flavor

Gardeners have been doing it for centuries.  Trying to capture the flavors of the places they love by growing the produce from that region.  We’ve all heard stories about the Italian grandmother who brought over a branch from her favorite fig tree and propagated it here in the new world.  We have the same kindContinue reading “Capturing a place, or a flavor”

Peat Moss’s Environmental Impact

For many years, and for many garden beds I would revel in buying peat moss, a cheap and effective garden amendment that conditions soil.  Peat moss is lightweight, holds on to moisture, but not too much, it prevents soil compaction, it is a sterile medium for starting seeds, and it also has slight acidity, whichContinue reading “Peat Moss’s Environmental Impact”