My Clear-Cut Garden

Heres the Story of My Clear-cut Garden

Last summer 2015 they clearcut (or what they may call selective cut) a forest on the edge of my property. It was sad to see all the destruction. Meantime, I have been craving an edible garden of my own, yet have not been able to find a sunny enough spot in my forest home. Soooo … I decided to collect water all winter 2015-16 and give it a try up at the clearcut.

bee in squash flower
bee in squash flower

Carry Water – isn’t that a Zen Koan?

I carry water, forest soil and forest mulch to my garden almost daily to build up some good soil and attempt a garden in the forest clearcut. Its making me fit and strong and giving me joy to watch my garden grow. So far I have:

before-tomato plants clearcut garden
before-tomato plants clearcut garden
for the AFTER picture, to see the progress after 12 days in august with no watering, just lots of mulch …

AFTER 12 DAYS. Baby #tomatoes in my #clearcutgarden #organicfoodbliss. Find my BEFORE post to see how FAR THEY GREW  after 12 days of no watering covered in lots of forest mulch leaves. I am using hashtag clearcutgarden if you want to follow along.  the clear-cut garden story will be on my blog in my bio organicfoodbliss.com . . . . . .  #garden #nature #gardening #plants #organic #homegrown #fresh #mygarden #vegetables #growyourown #greenthumb #green #realfood #eatclean #healthy #jerf #vegan #wholefood #nourish #eatrealfood #healthyliving #vegetarian #cleanfood #healthyeating #plantbased #rawfood #rawvegan BEFORE! Baby tomatoes in my #clearcutgarden #organicfoodbliss. Find my AFTER post to see how they did after 12 days of no watering covered in lots of forest mulch leaves. . . . #garden #nature #gardening #plants #organic #homegrown #fresh #mygarden #vegetables #growyourown #greenthumb #green #realfood #eatclean #healthy #jerf #vegan #wholefood #nourish #eatrealfood #healthyliving #vegetarian #cleanfood #healthyeating #plantbased #rawfood #rawvegan 🍅 Like

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Clear Cut Garden after no watering for 12 days

Here’s my kale before and after 12 days without water while I was gone on a spiritual retreat in August. I just piled up lots of forest mulch leaves before I left. They are so healthy looking.

before kale clearcut garden
before kale
after kale clearcut garden
AFTER kale clearcut garden – not watered for 12 days in August
Kale and squash starts in the shade of the forest ( so small compared to Kale in sunny clearcut)
Kale and squash starts in the shade of the forest, (so small compared to Kale in sunny clearcut)

Use Hashtag #clearcutgarden for Pics of my Clearcut Garden

To follow my and the plants progress, you can see my pictures I take of my garden in the clear-cut forest, click here or search with hashtag #clearcutgarden on my Organic Food Bliss Instragam.