Archive for June, 2012

Container Garden Update #3

Container Garden Update #3

| June 23, 2012 | 1 Comment

I had been so busy with my tomato plants that I almost forgot about my basil. After removing the slime mold from one of the basil plants I took an objective look and realized I should have pinched the basil quite some time ago. They were growing tall with nice big leaves, but they weren’t […]

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Dr. Bronner’s Soaps

Dr. Bronner’s Soaps

| June 22, 2012 | 2 Comments

About a week or so ago when we were rained in I watched a video on Netflix about Dr. Bronner. He might be familiar to you. He’s the guy behind Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soaps. In watching the video I realized this man was a genius. Sometimes misunderstood and other times over the top, but he […]

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Slime Mold

Slime Mold

| June 20, 2012 | 1 Comment

I did my usual container garden and plant check this morning and was greeted by a thick off white moldy type of thing. It almost looked like someone took tapioca pudding and plopped it onto the soil and molded a bit around the bottom of the basil plant. After getting my glasses (and camera) to […]

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Homemade Deodorant

Homemade Deodorant

| June 16, 2012 | 2 Comments

In browsing through the Internet I came across an interesting blog. I was going to link to it, but when I tried to go to the URL today, the account was suspended. Bummer! I’m hoping it’s a temporary glitch (here’s the link just in case it is a glitch). Anyway, on this blog was a […]

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Is it the Bokashi?

Is it the Bokashi?

| June 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Not having planted a container garden before, I’m wondering if this type of growth is normal. Here’s a picture of my container when I first planted everything on 5/20/2012.  I planted basil, cayenne peppers, tomato, arugula and strawberries. Three and a half weeks later, I have a mini jungle. This is what it looked like […]

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Growing Vegetables Year ‘Round

Growing Vegetables Year ‘Round

| June 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

When I first started my container garden I had a concern in the back of my mind that our short growing season wasn’t enough time for me to make all of my mistakes in order to become a better gardener. Professional or seasoned gardeners have learned through years of trial and error the hows, wheres, […]

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A Sustainable Lawn of Clover?

A Sustainable Lawn of Clover?

| June 8, 2012 | 4 Comments

While I was out spraying the lawn with bokashi tea this morning I noticed there were certain areas where clover was growing. Of course I did little research and found the following about clover: Resistant to dog urine (that’s a biggie in our house) Drought resistant Attracts beneficial insects such as honeybees Does not require […]

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Container Garden Update #2

Container Garden Update #2

| June 7, 2012 | 2 Comments

Things have been moving right along with my container garden. Some things are just breaking through the soil, others are growing and of course, there always has to be a less than desirable outcome (or two, or three). Let’s Get the Bad Out the Way Okay, my less than desirable outcome has to do with […]

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