Dedicated to reviving the lost art of self-reliance.

September 27, 2012

Filed under: Gardening — revivalnatural @ 9:41 pm

North charleston plant swap September 23, 2012

Filed under: Gardening — revivalnatural @ 1:04 am


The first one had just 7 people, but today there were 122 people and 3,500 plants. I took 4 plants and came home with 18.


Plant Swap this Saturday :D September 19, 2012

Filed under: Gardening — revivalnatural @ 10:19 am

YAY!!!!  This Saturday 9-22-12 will be my first plant swap ever.  Here is the link for anyone interested:  I have a couple of house plants that I rescued from an overgrown funeral basket and I do not want them.  I just could not let them die after they had endured 6 months of living on top of someone’s toilet tank in a bathroom with no window.  Most of the plants were too far gone but I saved several clumps of small peace lilies and some ivy.  I might take some of my baby rhubarb since it is doing so well and I do not need it all or even have room for it all as it gets larger.  I think I managed to drown most of the savory seedlings unfortunately.  There are just a few hanging on now 😦  I am trying to think of what else I might have to trade but I didn’t know such a thing existed until a week or so ago and I just discovered this one today.  


Rhubarb and winter savory already germinating September 15, 2012

Filed under: Gardening — revivalnatural @ 10:59 am


Victoria rhubarb


Winter savory

I just started them on 9-11-12 and did not expect to see anything yet.  I had them on the dresser in my bedroom but since they are sprouting I brought them out to the porch.  I will probably put their lid on them at night until they get too tall for it.  These are from the permaculture collection I bought from Bountiful Gardens.


Mums and wildflower seeds September 11, 2012

Filed under: Gardening — revivalnatural @ 11:34 am




I cut down the small trees and weeds next to a pecan tree along side the ditch a couple weeks ago.  Sunday I put down a thick layer of newspaper, followed by a bag of chopped oak leaves, grass clippings and sandy soil (from the local dump), a bag of topsoil, 2 bags of composted cow manure, and finally cypress mulch after putting the mums in place and scattering wildflower seeds all about.  I also used a partially decomposed log I found nearby for added interest and to help pin the newspaper down.  I scattered wildflower seeds all along the ditch where I raked , picked up trash, and burned last month.  New ferns are coming up along the ditch naw as well. 


Roundwood arbor (work in progress)

Filed under: Construction,Gardening,Life's Little Riches,Site Clearing — revivalnatural @ 11:24 am




I found a use for small trees I am cutting down 🙂


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