Here are my fully compostable letterpress business cards. Yes, the back side of the card actually feels like wood, minus the splinters. I have received many more compliments on the feel than one would expect from a “plain old” business card. I do have to admit, these cards are pretty special for many reasons. They were […]
When you have a limited amount of space to farm, you want to make the most out of your designated planting area, containers included. One way to maximize your alloted space is to integrate some successive planting methods.
Successive planting, also known as succession planting, is a proven way to extend your growing season and yield by spreading out the planting of multiple crops or planting varieties with different maturity times. Here are some of the most effective successive planting methods:
Coffee is a lifestyle and part of daily routines the world over. That means there are a lot of leftover coffee grounds to keep our world population alert and moving throughout the day.
Did you know that those coffee grounds are brown “gold” for the garden? Here are a few uses:
Fall-into-winter has always meant my favorite holidays and my favorite fruit: persimmons! I still remember the first time I had one: working an aimless, uninspiring job whose only benefit aside from paying the rent was proximity to Grand Central Market. During lunch one day, a co-worker pointed out a mountain of squat, orange fruits–Fuyu persimmons. Kinda looked like a shiny, squat alien apple. I bit into the thick, dark-orange skin and marveled at the sweetness.
It’s been a love affair ever since. I buy a bag every Tuesday from the Highland Park Farmers Market. And with only about a month left to enjoy this fruit, let’s go out with a bang!
Because my sweetheart fruit makes the “medicine” of all-star kale go down so nicely, I knew a kale-persimmon paring was in order. Kale’s that guy you know you “should” date, but you keep finding excuses to put off requests for lunch. I played around with adding chopped persimmon to kale salad–that was good. So good in fact, I wanted more sweet-persimmon yumminess: I wanted every kale leaf covered in persimmon candy. And so, here’s the result: