Monthly Archives: November 2014

Grow Peppers as Perennials

Growing peppers organically is second nature to me but I really never thought about trying to keep my sweet Italian peppers alive through the winter.

Who knew that peppers are perennials?

Jeff W – who created diy2thrive – knew.

His most recent podcast is all about how to grow peppers as perennials. I had no idea that in their native environment, peppers can live 5 to 7 years!

And his podcast doesn’t stop there. He discusses how peppers like to grow, what they like to eat and why peppers are a miracle food.

I love Jeff’s podcasts in general and really love the ones where he adds history, health benefits and tips for use.

So enjoy this podcast and sign up for more. I did!

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Eartheasy’s Composting Tips

If you are retired or you just like to work hard at gardening, Eartheasy offers some good tips on how to make compost over the winter.

The tips tell you how to cope if you have really cold, snowy winters or really wet ones.  And they cover location, additions and protection of your compost.

But if you are a lazy gardener, like me, one who thinks God handles composting pretty well, then you might want to read about my method of composting.

And if you want to know why composting is so important, check out why the magic of gardening truly is, “…in the dirt.”

BONUS:  two of my very favorite books on dirt are included in the Magic of Gardening.  Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth by William Bryant Logan and Holy Shit: Managing Manure To Save Mankind by Greg Logsdson.

If you’re looking for a gift for your organic gardener, you can’t dig up any better than these two tomes.  Perfect for reading on the coming winter days!