Maratha’s Kitchen Garden is located in the Upstate of South Carolina. Run by Martha Cinader it is an ongoing learning experience about growing and preparing food, looking after livestock and people and enlarging our cultural experiences. The videos document the activities at Martha’s Kitchen Garden Llc in the spring and summer of 2022, including chickens, ducks, snapping turtles, gardening and more. All videos are shot and edited by Crystal Clear Waters.
Episode Twenty: New Permaculture Attitude
Martha talks about letting things grow instead of cutting them down.
Episode Nineteen: Making Stuff with Junk
Martha talks about cleaning up, using junk, and making waddles.
Episode Eighteen: Separating Chickens in the Summertime
Newborn chicks and mamas are taking up both sides of the coop, so Martha has made temporary arrangements for her chickens.
Episode Seventeen Get Your Girls
Martha puts up the chickens on a sunny evening at Martha’s Kitchen Garden, while Mercury watches.
Episode Sixteen: The More I Observe the More I Observe
Martha talks about two feature trees: a Chinese Chestnut and a Loblolly Pine at Martha’s Kitchen Garden.
Episode Fifteen: Bee Not Afraid
Martha reads The Bee is Not Afraid of Me by Emily Dickinson
Episode Fourteen: Letting Volunteer Black Locust Trees Grow
Martha identifies a black locust tree with the help of the PictureThis app, and talks about her plans to let some grow, and their role as nitrogen fixers.
Episode Thirteen: Work Less in the Wild Zone
Martha talks about the permaculture idea of five zones, the furthest from your house being the least tended.
Episode Twelve: Muscovies aren’t Ducks
Martha talks about Muscovies and Mallards and mating and mules.
Episode Eleven: Observe and Learn
Martha talks about feeding the recently acquired Muscovies at Martha’s Kitchen Garden, food prices and incremental changes.
Episode Ten: Growing Zones
Martha talks about learning from Parkrose Permaculture on YouTube about permaculture principles and applying lessons to the micro-climate at Martha’s Kitchen Garden.
Episode Nine: Less Mowing More Growing
Martha talks about what happened at Martha’s Kitchen Garden Llc when she joined No Mow May half-way through May.
Episode Eight: Life is Full of Many Maybes
Martha talks about possibilities while picking raspberries from the raspberry patch.
Episode Seven: Raspberries Get Around
Martha digs up a raspberry shoot to give to Crystal, and winds up with two shoots connected at the roots.
Episode Six: Raspberry Companion Plants
Martha stumbles around the edges of her raspberry patch, pointing out the companion plants that bloom at different times during the summer.
Martha digs up new raspberry shoots from the raspberry patch at Martha’s Kitchen Garden Llc, and talks about how they spread.
Martha talks about the wild blackberries growing at Martha’s Kitchen Garden and how to propagate them.
Martha talks about propagation while digging up coreopsis to spread around her garden.
Martha digs up lamb’s ear for propagation in other gardens.
Martha digs up echinacea to share with other gardeners.