About a month ago, Neha and I discovered our tomato plants were wilting in a mysterious manner. A bit of research later, we found that we had an infestation of bacterial wilt.
When Neha and I returned to the Habitat Homestead a couple of days ago, we knew that a garden restart was on the cards. After just under 3 months away from our home in the hills, we were eager to see what impact the hiatus would have on our veggie beds and our potted plants. While we weren’t expecting complete decimation, we did anticipate some damage. We’d hired a part-time gardener to water the garden three times a week, and do some light weeding, but the lack of our supervising presence meant that we genuinely could not estimate what the state of the garden would be.
One of the 12 permaculture principles is Obtain A Yield. The principle urges us to implement solutions that will allow… Read more Our First Harvest From The Veggie Garden
Maps are hard. (But they don’t have to be!) When you put pen to paper and begin designing your veggie… Read more The Ultimate Guide To Map Your Veggie Garden
Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love Trello, to-do lists, and planning meetings. It’s a popular notion that… Read more Time Management For Homesteaders
Our first experience with the unpredictable nature of life in the hills: what to do when you run completely out of water.
Vahishta & Neha come to terms with the first six weeks on their new homestead: dealing with forest fires, a water shortage and 2 very cranky old cats…