Figs, Almonds and Off The Grid Life

Drying Figs Drying Figs in my patio garden
  • 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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  • 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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My land before I started cultivating it My piece of land, two year ago, before I started cultivating it