Gardens for the Grand Kids: an Organic Model for Slow Release Fertilizer in a Post-Petroleum World
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by Harold Rhenisch
2y ago
Compost requires labour and tillage. In other words, it is a renewable input. It is one that mimics natural processes, or interjects materials into them. I guess it is a bit like ..read more
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Time to Get Gardening
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by Harold Rhenisch
2y ago
Don’t let that snow stop you. Gardening culture might be out of fashion in the Okanagan, but, hey. No need to give up too quickly. If you kick through that snow, you ..read more
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Hot Climate Onions
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by Harold Rhenisch
2y ago
It was 47 degrees Celsius last week. My garlic ripened off, my currants fizzled, my raspberries got set back, my winter onions explained that the year was over, and my perennial Egyptian ..read more
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Climate Resilience 3: Self-Fertilizing and Self-Watering Islands
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by Harold Rhenisch
3y ago
That’s right, islands in the grass. They’re not just sitting there. They are creating nitrogen and releasing minerals from the rock into a form that plants can use. In fact, instead of ..read more
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Reducing Climate Risk in Okanagan Agriculture
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by Harold Rhenisch
3y ago
The Canadian Government has recently released an economic action plan. It’s a bit exhaustive and exhausting, but worth a walk-by. Click here to have a look. Bring some friends along. Coyotes, maybe ..read more
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Whole Worlds Hidden from the Settler Gaze
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by Harold Rhenisch
3y ago
Under the snow, it’s spring. Under stone, it’s the same. Where the sun intensifies and molten water collects, it’s spring. This is when the rock is mined for nutrients that feed the ..read more
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The Funny Thing About Raised Garden Beds
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by Harold Rhenisch
3y ago
In the spring, a raised bed makes the soil warmer and lengthens the season. Fall Rye and Tilled-under Tomatoes Talking to the Snow In the early winter, a raised bed makes the ..read more
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It’s Still Harvest Time
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by Harold Rhenisch
3y ago
We’ve had 25 centimetres of snow. We’ve had 9 Below Celsius. No-one around this place is particularly worried. It’s harvest time! Could this evergreen character and lasting tenderness be why sage was ..read more
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Gardeners! Think of Your Friends!
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by Harold Rhenisch
3y ago
It’s time to take a break from watching the starlings … …no matter how cool they are… …. which is pretty beautiful, for sure.. … and take care of your friends. It’s ..read more
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Fooling Around With Tomatoes and Marigolds
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by Harold Rhenisch
3y ago
So, I went away for weeks. And the marigolds I planted to keep the tomatoes safe from bugs went a little wild. OK, very wild! Look at that tomato below, making a ..read more
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