“I was so flattered when I read a post by Unfettered fox ( sheri) that touched me…..
“First is Robbie, who writes Palm Rae Urban Potager. Robbie doesn’t know this but she was one of the first three people ever to comment on my blog. Her message was so thoughtful and heartfelt, exactly the style of her blog posts. A cancer survivor, Robbie combines personal thoughts and experiences, scientific facts, permaculture concepts and pretty pictures with concrete ideas about living sustainably and healing oneself and one’s community using simple, natural methods. As she says: “This is my new journey to create a place to support biodiversity, grow healthy food, create, and share with others the beauty around us each day that we take for granted.” Palm Rae Urban Potager”
Sometimes there are weeks where you just keep on doing what you are doing and wonder if it really does make a difference in someone else life or helps in some small way in the world… …and then you stumble upon a comment by a blogger,you admire and it just lifts your spirits! Sheri, you made my day today! Thank you for thinking of me, it really meant a lot…more than you will ever know!
Stop by + read Unfettered Fox you won’t be disappointed,she is a multi-talented lady, and her blog is fun to read! She always makes me chuckle and her life has the “wow” factor in it! She is an artist,cooks amazing food, grows a beautiful organic garden + has a whimsical personality! Trust me, you will “wow” her blog!
I will answer the 3 questions:
1. What are you working on? This summer was “ALL” about vertical growing in Palm Rae Potager. I just built my last two bamboo trellis yesterday for 2014 + will write a post soon about my vertical growing this summer. I had to focus on vertical growing because I needed more space to grow, so I just went UP, UP and AWAY!!!! It really is a challenge to learn how to grow vertically, but after a second year of growing my squash + cucumbers it seems to be the only way I will grow them. I also am busy trying to keep “fresh eating” from Late March to January in our potager, so I am busy planting fall seedlings for our fall garden. I like year round fresh greens, so am working on that goal this summer to eat fresh “greens” during those 14 weeks. My microgreens / mini veggies should work during that time period! I made it to Mid January last year, so my goal this year is to get to Feb/March. My fingers are crossed!
2. How does your work differ from others of the same genre? I guess my blog, is a garden blog so I would say it is different in that it is about growing “organically” on a small urban lot. I don’t have a lot of land!My goal was to grow year round, so I have been working on it for about 10 years and the past two-years, I have been growing food from early spring to late winter. The only time we don’t have fresh food from our urban potager is between mid-January to mid-March, but that will be solved this spring when I introduce microgreens to Palm Rae Potager! Technically they are inside growing, but it is still eating fresh produce year round. I finally figured out( got it right after some bad crops) how to improve them and add them to dishes for those 14 weeks we don’t have fresh food. I will be writing a blog post soon all about the health benefits of microgreens. Scientific data to support the health claims of microgreens is finally available! That is great, but they won’t replace our summertime vegetables. They pack a punch for nutrition, but you would have to eat a whole tray to feel full-Lol!
3. Why do I write what I do? I consider myself a “visual” person + not a writer. I write out of the need to get the information in the hands of others. I want to share what I am learning so others can learn how to do it too, right where they live. I created this blog to share information about what I grow + also to let people know what works and does not work for me, personally….but the best thing about writing a blog is the wonderful people who stop by and comment/ask questions/share what they know. It is a community + I treasure it as much as the one out my front door!
Also check out her art! I am still hoping to purchase one of her sculptures one day for my garden!!! Amazing work!
You can find her at Scraphound studio!