Figs, Almonds and Off The Grid Life

Drying Figs Drying Figs in my patio garden
  • How to Use a Petrol Grass Trimmer

    When I started with gardening pretty soon I realised that grass and wild shrubs will be something I would need to sort out. At the beginning I did not even consider to get any grass trimmer and was hoping that I can manage the garden with simple grass sickle, a simple grass cutting hand tool ... Read more How to Use a Petrol Grass Trimmer
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  • Immortelle (Dwarf Everlast)

    Living in the dry climate of the Mediterranean is giving me a great opportunity to grow my own immortelle plants. Immortelle is also known as Dwarf Everlast or Helichrysum italicum (Latin). Sometimes it is also called Curry plant but to be honest, I am not sure if this is exactly the same species as one I am now growing ... Read more Immortelle (Dwarf Everlast)
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  • My Sage

    As this piece of land was completely wild when I inherited it, there were numerous wild sage plants dotted around the area. I decided to keep most of them while some of the plans I replanted in the spaces that are more suitable. In the hilly, dry and rocky areas in the Mediterranean, where I am ... Read more My Sage
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  • My Rosemary

    My rosemary mini garden: Last year I planted 10 rosemary plants that I grew from cuttings along the side of my cottage. They are now already fully grown plants with lovely purple flowers. As this herb is a native to the Mediterranean region it took them only one year to become fully grown plants. The bush ... Read more My Rosemary
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  • How to Plant a Potted Fig Tree in the Ground

    Planting a potted fig tree in the ground is a fairly straightforward process and anyone should be able to do it successfully. Before I inherited this piece of land I never planted any trees ever. However, by doing it numerous times since, in the meantime I found out that the best way to plant the potted ... Read more How to Plant a Potted Fig Tree in the Ground
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  • My Almond Trees

    My almond trees: This year I planted 7 almond trees on the land that I inherited. This piece of land was not cultivated for about 70 years. It took me just a couple of weeks to clear this part of the land and prepare it to be ready for planting.
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  • My Fig Trees

    My fig trees: Last year I planted 30 fig trees on the land that I inherited. This piece of land was not cultivated for at least 70 years. It took me a couple of months to clear the land and made it ready for planting. See the article > How to Plant a Potted Fig Tree ... Read more My Fig Trees
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  • My Stone Built Cottage

    This is the most recent photo of the cottage – front facade Approach and the back facade This is the North facade of my cottage last year, just before it was completely finished. It is the stone-built, completely off-grid cottage that I built on the inherited land. Southern facade of the cottage, before the windows and ... Read more My Stone Built Cottage
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  • About FigNut.com

    Welcome to Figs, Almonds and Off The Grid Life I grew up in the city visiting Grandma’s cottage up in the village. Then I inherited a piece of land and planted some fig and almond trees and built there a small cottage that’s completely off-grid. I spent countless hours researching how to grow figs and ... Read more About FigNut.com
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  • How to Dry Apricots in the Sun

    I have a pretty large apricot tree in my mums garden that every year produces a lot of fresh fruits.  As I am living in the fairly dry and warm climate, last year I decided to try to select some of the fruits to dry them in the sun at home on my terrace.  My guess ... Read more How to Dry Apricots in the Sun
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My land before I started cultivating it My piece of land, two year ago, before I started cultivating it