From the Ground Up

Bringing Permaculture to Life in the Kitchen



Permaculture principles and how they are applied in a suburban setting.

Summer Harvest

It’s over 90 degrees as I sit on the porch trying to find ways to stay relatively cool. The heat of the summer has set in, and along with it comes the slightly more rewarding work in the garden. In… Continue Reading →

Tobacco Netting and Tantrums

Tobacco Netting. Why the heck is it so hard to find? If you aren’t familiar with the area we are in we are nicely situated near some really great farming area in northern CT, mostly tobacco farms. Our blueberries that… Continue Reading →

Harvest has Begun!

We’ve had some pretty great harvests so far. First being the head of lettuce we grew! Yes, THE head of lettuce. This beautiful head of lettuce was featured in our recent blog post talking about the importance of soil (Called… Continue Reading →

The Nitty Gritty

Prepping a garden is not easy. To many it seems like Blueberry Hill just popped out of nowhere. Jim’s brief account of the origin while informative didn’t really get you into the action. He left out the fact that it… Continue Reading →

Ode to Spring

My goodness do I love Spring. That’s the gardener in me of course, the chef in me is cursing the season of very little output. We do however, have small salad greens, Sweet Cicely, Sorrel and herbs like Thyme, Oregano,… Continue Reading →

Spring Planting 2016

It is amazing how much can be accomplished in a year. The last check in was our 2015 Harvest Summary, and a lot has been done since the winter ended.  There has been some major spring planting that we want to highlight, to… Continue Reading →

Brand New Blueberry Transplants

If you’ve been following us you might know we had four blueberry bushes planted behind our brand new Chicken Coop (you might have read about them in Our Harvest Report  or Granola with fresh berries). Two of which we acquired from… Continue Reading →

The Art of Food

When James one day remarked that he wish he didn’t ever have to eat because he considered it a nuisance I almost ended our relationship right then and there. His comment actually made my chest hurt with pity and shock…. Continue Reading →

Seedling Update

The seedlings have gotten so big! Its incredible how much they have grown. Although I guess it’s not, because they are plants and that’s what they do. I guess the incredible thing is that I have yet to kill one…. Continue Reading →

Planting Begins

The planting has officially begun. This is such a difference between last year. Last year everything was pushed back several months due to waiting for the trees to be taken down. We were too far into the seasons to start… Continue Reading →

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