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Vegetariat · 2W ago

Manipulating Cold

In areas such as here in flatland San Diego we don’t receive a lot of cold. We’re growing ...
Vegetariat · 4W ago

Swales and Basins in Action!

This week here in Fallbrook, CA, at Finch Frolic Garden we received almost three inches of...
Vegetariat · 1M ago

Jackfruit: The Largest Fruit in the World

I'd heard a lot about vegetarians using unripe jackfruit in the place of pulled pork becau...
Vegetariat · 2M ago

2016 Marketplace and Last Tours of the Year

Our Marketplace is extended to Sunday, Nov. 20th, 9 - 2! At Finch Frolic we've come to celebrate the end of our season with a Marketplace. This year our Marketplace will happen one day only...
Vegetariat · 2M ago

Adventures with Fruit: Pindo (Jelly) Palms

Evaluating the usefulness of the plants in your yard is a big part of permaculture; once you understand what each plant does, you will know if it is useful either to you, to wildlife or to t...
Vegetariat · 2M ago

Ghostly Spring Rolls

Vegetariat began as mostly a food blog. Now I talk more about growing food than cooking but if you go through the archives you'll find a lot of recipes. This one I thought was so cute that I...
Vegetariat · 2M ago

Creating Rain with Canopy

Even if we don't receive a lot of rain in drylands, we might have fog, sprinkles and other degrees of ambient moisture. This moisture can burn off with reflected heat from hard-packed earth,...
Vegetariat · 3M ago

Happy Autumn!

Some night creature has been enjoying our pumpkins... if I see a Jack O'Lantern face being chewed into the side of it, then I'll be setting up the night camera! Update: I suspected that thi...
Vegetariat · 3M ago

Irrigation For Drylands: Conclusion

One-inch PVC runs from the valve. This is the last of the series of posts on irrigation, and I'd like to briefly address the issues of water pressure and valves.  As I've said in a past pos...
Vegetariat · 4M ago

Irrigation for Drylands, Part 3: Designing Your System

Google Maps view of property lines. Before you start buying pipe, make your design.  If y...