“The Resilient Gardener – Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times” by Carol Deppe came onto my radar while reading Harvey Ussery’s book, “The Small-Scale Poultry Flock“. Harvey mentioned Carol’s approach to feeding her ducks using garden crops to dramatically reduce purchased feed consumption, and I wanted to know more. Coupled with the duck information was an array of topics unlike any other gardening book I’ve ever read. …
My seed catalogs have started arriving, and the unusually warm weather and new greenhouse have me thinking about next year’s gardening season. Since I suspect I’m not the only one ogling the seed varieties and dreaming of gardens to come, I thought I’d put together a list of some of the best garden tools and supplies that I’ve used, as well as some that are on my wishlist for the coming year.
A good tool is like a good friend – they make a job a lot easier, and they won’t break under pressure. Cutting and digging tools that hold an edge, organizers that keep your tools handy when you need them – all of these will save you time and aggravation, making gardening a much more pleasant activity….