Gardening

Kale Three Ways + Happy 1st Blogiversary!

Kale Three Ways + Happy 1st Blogiversary!

Well, I can’t quite believe it but today is the first anniversary of my very first blog post on Root and Bud! On May 16, 2017 I made a post with a recipe for my copycat version of Sweet Kale Salad and the Root & Bud […]

3 weeks, $50, and Counting…

3 weeks, $50, and Counting…

This week marks the third weekly produce donation I’ve made from my wicking bed to Victoria’s Women’s Transition House. I was very pleased with the quality and the quantity of the produce today. In just three weeks so far this spring I’ve already donated over […]

How’s it Growing? Early Spring Wicking Bed Update

How’s it Growing? Early Spring Wicking Bed Update

Well, it’s been a bit of time since my last update about my wicking bed projects this year so I though I’d give a little early spring update on how things are growing. If you remember from my last wicking bed post, I installed this […]

How to Build a Simple Home Worm Composter

How to Build a Simple Home Worm Composter

This worm composter post is based on an assignment I did recently for my Organic Master Gardener course. The course is all wrapped up now and I’m having fun putting everything I’ve learned into practice in my spring garden. I’ve been doing lots of mulching, […]

First Wicking Beds are in!

First Wicking Beds are in!

I’ve been hard at work putting the finishing touches on my wicking beds in preparation for spring planting. If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen the wicking bed where I will be growing food to be donated entirely to Victoria Women’s Transition […]

Gold

Gold

So this morning I hosted everyone from my Organic Master Gardener class for our compost building workshop in my backyard. Everyone came with something in hand: straw, leaves, seaweed, kitchen scraps, pallets, effective micro-organisms, and glacial rock dust. We learned about how a good compost […]

Women’s Garden – Big Announcement (3 of 3)

Women’s Garden – Big Announcement (3 of 3)

In my last post I introduced my wicking bed design for 2018 and today I’m very excited to announce a very special project I will be doing with one of the beds: all of the produce I grow (of good quality) from this bed will […]

Four Sauerkrauts

Four Sauerkrauts

When I was a girl, my mom and I would make regular road trips down to Washington state to visit my grandparents. I remember in particular that my grandparents loved sauerkraut. I couldn’t wrap my head around it – how could rotting cabbage be anything […]

Wicking Bed – Big Announcement (2 of 3)

Wicking Bed – Big Announcement (2 of 3)

In my last post I mentioned that I was putting the finishing touches on my second announcement, and I’m very happy to be able to make that announcement today. Here it is: You may be looking at the above picture and thinking to yourself, “Uh-huh. […]

Back to School – Big Announcement (1 of 3)

Back to School – Big Announcement (1 of 3)

It’s been a little quiet around this blog lately, I know. It’s not because nothing has been going on but rather because a lot has. Between a family vacation to Hawaii, a mobile baby and active preschooler, Christmas preparations, choral concert season, and a project […]