I have no idea what I am doing, and you can too!

  • Question: Hey, I had a question about your Pinguicula you recently posted. Do you know what species yours is? It looks very similar to mine and I'm trying to figure out which one I have. How long have you had it and, if applicable, how do you deal with winter "dormancy" with it? - andrewsplants
  • Answer:

    andrewsplants:

    jackassgardener:

    Pinguicula caudata according to the tag, which i kept.  because i keep everything.

    Thanks! Apparently P. caudata is now Pinguicula moranensis var. neovolcanica but more importantly I can figure out how to care for it.

    i keep it inside with a humidifier and distilled water and grow lights - it never dormants!

Source: jackassgardener

                                               
biodiverseed:


p—sychedelia:
Picking vegetables at the Eden Project - St Blazey, Cornwall, England by franieK

Now THIS is what a polyculture garden looks like! Look at how healthy everything is!
The onions interplanted sporadically keep away a number of pests
Nothing is concentrated enough to attract a plague of specialised agricultural pests 
The loss of one crop to disease or pests is not catastrophic (so the system is resilient) 
There is always something blooming for the bees
Say no to monoculture!

#polyculture #biodiversity #companion planting #garden hacks #garden science

man, what if this is what all farms looked like?

biodiverseed:

p—sychedelia:

Picking vegetables at the Eden Project - St Blazey, Cornwall, England by franieK

Now THIS is what a polyculture garden looks like! Look at how healthy everything is!

  • The onions interplanted sporadically keep away a number of pests
  • Nothing is concentrated enough to attract a plague of specialised agricultural pests
  • The loss of one crop to disease or pests is not catastrophic (so the system is resilient)
  • There is always something blooming for the bees

Say no to monoculture!

#polyculture #biodiversity #companion planting #garden hacks #garden science

man, what if this is what all farms looked like?

Source: Flickr / fran_and_bobby

                                               
encyclopediashow:

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encyclopediashow:

Keep purchasing all of the promotional cookies* you can for this month’s The Encyclopedia Show: Juliette Gordon Low. You can learn everything you ever wanted to know about the founder of the Girl Scouts!

Only 2 shows left! You can’t freeze our show to make it keep longer!

See you on APRIL 30!

*These cookies ACTUALLY just promote the Girl Scouts, and not our show. But you should still please support them every chance you get. And bring some to the show!

Source: encyclopediashow

                                               
jackassgardener:

mamisgarden:

jackassgardener:

Butterwort doing its job - I’ve hardly noticed any of these guys alive. Just here. Being digested. Like Boba Fett.

what is this?

Butterwort!

Pinguicula caudata

jackassgardener:

mamisgarden:

jackassgardener:

Butterwort doing its job - I’ve hardly noticed any of these guys alive. Just here. Being digested. Like Boba Fett.

what is this?

Butterwort!

Pinguicula caudata

Source: jackassgardener

                                               

  • Question: Hey, I had a question about your Pinguicula you recently posted. Do you know what species yours is? It looks very similar to mine and I'm trying to figure out which one I have. How long have you had it and, if applicable, how do you deal with winter "dormancy" with it? - andrewsplants
  • Answer:

    Pinguicula caudata according to the tag, which i kept.  because i keep everything.

                                               
Red begonia stems.

Red begonia stems.

                                               
mamisgarden:

jackassgardener:

Butterwort doing its job - I’ve hardly noticed any of these guys alive. Just here. Being digested. Like Boba Fett.


what is this?

Butterwort!

mamisgarden:

jackassgardener:

Butterwort doing its job - I’ve hardly noticed any of these guys alive. Just here. Being digested. Like Boba Fett.

what is this?

Butterwort!

Source: jackassgardener

                                               

                                               

smart-gardener:

mishael:

The different stages of our raised veggie patch!

These photos were taken over about two weeks, because as it turns out gardening is hard work and we’re slouchy procrastinators. First we had to cut up and shovel out the existing lawn, followed by extensive removal of any roots (there were a lot). I put down layered newspaper to block the light, in order to prevent any new weeds from shooting through. I left a bare patch of soil in the centre so the worms have a little window to come and go. I then hosed the newspaper down and lightly covered it all with dirt. We had a huge pile of quality soil from the local landscapers delivered - a fantastic mix including peat, compost and manure. We left this out to age for a week or so. Today Mum came over to help Dad and I finally fill the box and plant the seedlings. We have broccoli, celery, mini cos lettuce, basil and carrots growing. Excited to see how they go!

Procrastination or not, it looks great! 

@bigfatgreg

(via startwithaseed)

Source: mishael

                                               
My first pollinator of 2014! I have no pollen for you yet, teeny bee! Come back soon!

My first pollinator of 2014! I have no pollen for you yet, teeny bee! Come back soon!