SPRING PLANTINGS: A NORTH CAROLINA VEGETABLE GARDEN

Camille and I (Riley) spent the first two weeks of March (2016) working at Blue Ridge Napping Institute in Moravian Falls, North Carolina.  Our main task was to help (owner) Tom direct seed and transplant hardy and semi-hardy vegetables into his Spring Garden. First we started (from seed) several flats of onions, kale, lettuce, tomatoes,… Continue reading SPRING PLANTINGS: A NORTH CAROLINA VEGETABLE GARDEN

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THE DAFFODIL: A FRUIT TREE COMPANION

Our second day at Blue Ridge Napping Institute was spent surrounding forest for wild daffodils, and then digging them up and transplanting them around the base of fruit trees in Tom's small orchard.  (Blue Ridge Napping Institute is Tom's North Carolina homestead and an artist retreat; work-trade volunteers help him maintain the property in exchange for… Continue reading THE DAFFODIL: A FRUIT TREE COMPANION