This week I've been captivated by posts which touch on the discussion and problem solving side of gardening. I hope you find them all as interesting as I did and join in the conversations happening on them.
Do you grow herbs? I grow so many with the hope of putting them to good use, but rarely get past using oregano infused oil and adding rosemary to some dishes. So I was eager to read this recent offering from @ligayagardener on making herbal vinegars. I don't currently have the herbs used in this demonstration (although I may still have some nettles hiding from the sun after winter) or know why he chose them, but he has long been my go-to herb guru, so I recommend asking him your herb questions. I feel like we can get some information filled conversions going on this post.
@riverflows writes about water and drought cycles, as her state heads into drought again. It's often a big topic of conversation for gardeners as we deal with different weather challenges. What are the weather challenges you have to deal with where you are?
Meanwhile, over in France, @samstonehill has built a solar/compost greenhouse to contend with the sub zero temperatures that winter is bringing. As frost covers the rest of the garden, it certainly seems to be doing its job and keeping temperatures up inside. Testing done by both plants and human:
With the opening line "No single sort of garden suits everyone" I had to agree and see what @ifarmgirl had on offer for us. She brings us some fantastic inspirational photos from a gardening event she visited. Have you been inspired by other people's gardens which have impacted the way you chose to garden? Does your climate impact your style of gardening?