Myers Greens Update April 2022

What a crazy start to the year and I am happy it is finally warming up outside! Tons of things are happening on the Myers Greens front that I will get into further down below. I just want to say that even with all the crazy bad happening around there is still tons of goodContinue reading “Myers Greens Update April 2022”

How to Prune/Trim Basil for a Better Harvest (and how to store the all the extra)

Basil is a plant that benefits greatly from regular pruning and trimming. I have laid out some of the best ways to prune your basil and keep it growing further into the season. When trimmed properly you can obtain a large batch of basil with every harvest. No matter what type of Basil you areContinue reading “How to Prune/Trim Basil for a Better Harvest (and how to store the all the extra)”

Historical Forest Gardens – Human-made improvements that stood the test of time

Indigenous forest gardens that have not been managed for over 150 years are still standing and thriving with life. These gardens have been resistant to the advances of the surrounding conifer forests and continued to provide a vibrant feeding ground for wildlife long after the indigenous people were forced from them in the 1800s. WithContinue reading “Historical Forest Gardens – Human-made improvements that stood the test of time”

The “Three Sisters” and how you can use them today

The “Three Sisters” or milpa are an agricultural system with origins dating back to Mesoamerica. Native Americans developed this method using mostly corn, beans, and squash. Through a very symbiotic relationship(companion planting) all three of these crops flourish creating a natural biodiversity that can improve soil quality. Using the more advanced farming techniques a surplusContinue reading “The “Three Sisters” and how you can use them today”

Hummingbirds, a lovely fast flying creature with some quirks

A magnificent flyer and beautiful creature, the hummingbird got its name from the humming noise that can be heard as it is flapping its wings. With wings that can beat from 8 to 80 beats per second, while maintaining flight and head control, truly a wonder. The awe from watching a hummingbird fly is likeContinue reading “Hummingbirds, a lovely fast flying creature with some quirks”

Yarrow, a soothing herb with healing properties

Yarrow is drought and pest resistant, as well as a great butterfly attraction, and is excellent for cutting and drying, a one-stop (easy to grow plant) shop. Some herbal healing properties present in Yarrow include anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and has been used to catalyze blood coagulation. Consult with a licensed physician prior to starting any herbalContinue reading “Yarrow, a soothing herb with healing properties”

Honey Bee – A busy insect with a lot to offer

Honey bees, are what I believe to be a very important insect to the plant and animal kingdoms, definitely including humans. Around 1/3 of the food Americans eat is pollinated by honey bees. Keep reading to dive into almost everything related to honey bees and amaze your friends with a compendium of knowledge at yourContinue reading “Honey Bee – A busy insect with a lot to offer”