Figs, Almonds and Off The Grid Life

Drying Figs Drying Figs in my patio garden
  • Wild Fennel

    I’m lucky enough to be able to go outside my front door and be in the fields and hills of the countryside in a few minutes. In this article, I just want to share with you some things and experiences about wild fennel, one of the most common herbs that grow on the island where ... Read more Wild Fennel
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  • How to Save Basil Seeds

    In this tutorial, I will show you how to harvest basil seeds from plants and how to save seeds to be ready for seeding in the next seeding season. Step by step guide Step 1 – Cut basil flowers, the top bits of the basil plant, (as in the above photo), place it on the ... Read more How to Save Basil Seeds
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  • How To Start A Fig Tree From A Cutting

    Fig propagation from cuttings is an economical way of obtaining new fig trees. As opposed to buying the new plant in the nursery, you can successfully transplant the old one from your or friend’s garden. In this article, I am explaining how to root your fig cuttings in a cheap and straightforward way. Instead of ... Read more How To Start A Fig Tree From A Cutting
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  • How to Dry Figs

    Sun dried figs I have several large fig trees that every year produces a lot of fresh fruits. I also have some baby ones, including three-year-old fig trees, that just started to fruit this summer. As I am living in a fairly dry and warm climate, every summer I select some of the fruits to dry them in the sun at ... Read more How to Dry Figs
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  • How to Dry Sage

    Drying wild sage leaves and flowers and foraging them in the fields is something which I regularly do in the springs. I collect as much as I can leaves and flowers of this lovely and aromatic herb and later on when dried, I use the dry flowers and leaves for cooking and making a tea. ... Read more How to Dry Sage
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  • 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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  • 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 Sage
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  • 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 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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  • 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