Learn how to grow more plants, like propagating boxwood instead of buying boxwood plants, with Kevin Lee Jacobs, whose website is A Garden For The House. We learn from Kevin how to propagate boxwood and create ornamental gardens inexpensively with the Use What You Got method. Kevin is a big advocate of leaf mold and leaf mulch, using the leaves in your yard, not some stuff you bought in a bag from the store.
We also talk about Garter Snakes, and how we should promote snake habitat instead of shunning snakes. Snakes get the short end of the stick often in literature and life, but they are beneficial to the garden, Kevin feels. Snakes like rocks, Kevin suggested creating rock walls or rock piles in your garden to encourage Garter Snakes to take up residence.
Kevin shows us how to make Mozzarella Cheese, which is super simple with ingredients ordered from New Englad Cheese Making Supply. Be sure to use regular milk, not ultra-pasturized milk, which will not work to make Mozzarella cheese.
We also talk about how to make yogurt and cottage cheese. We have a few how-to videos on how to make yogurt here. We have yet to make cottage cheese, but its on the to-do list of GardenFork shows.
photo by Alvimann