Tag Archives: Garden

Wednesday photo: Veggies and trash

As I have been double-digging beds in my garden here in Swaziland, I have encountered lots of trash. Trash in the garden, you say? Why, yes, because in rural Swaziland there is no trash pickup service, so people either burn … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Butternut harvest

I could not believe how many butternuts I harvested after their rocky start.    I was wishing I could preserve one of these for the Canfield Fair for my first-ever vegetable entry, but alas, I’m few thousand miles and seasons … Continue reading

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Changing seasons and gardens

Over the last week I have begun preparing my garden for the next planting season.  All of a sudden, my butternut vines were near death, so I knew it was time to prepare for moving forward.     I have yet … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Butternuts

I harvested my first butternuts as the plants have begun drying up.  Having a successful crop is so exciting after having a rough start with many butternuts rotting.    My bobhuti said it is time to start my next crop, … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: My garden grows

I tried planting a variety of vegetables in a variety of ways. Most failed, still to unknown reasons.  What I thought would fail the most was my butternuts. I planted seeds from a butternut from the market, and I had … Continue reading

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Permagarden planting tips

Last week I participated in a truly amazing permagarden session with Peace Corps’ permagarden trainer Peter Jensen. I started a permagarden on my homestead in November and as I build and incorporate more parts, I will write a post about … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Pineapple 

I live near the pineapple center of Swaziland, but purchasing a pineapple has been ridiculously difficult.  I bought four when I found them the first time. I found none when I wanted them again. And then they were back at … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Bomangoza! 

Spring sprung earlier at my permanent site in the bread basket of Swaziland than in my training village. I left peach blossoms to find peaches already growing and what’s even more exciting, the first mangoes are already growing!   My … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Permagardening

I have been so excited about gardening since I arrived in Swaziland. I asked for a garden at my permanent site, and boy, did Peace Corps deliver! I have about 30 fruit trees (mango, peach, banana, lemon, grape, papaya, and litchee), corn fields, … Continue reading

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