Felicia

Felicia is a bit of a tree hugger and likes to share ways to lighten the toxic burden on the environment.

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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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Non Chlorinated Water for Plants

Non Chlorinated Water for Plants

| May 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

I’ve learned quite a bit about maintaining plants over the past few weeks. Bokashi is quite the environmental, ecosystem, soil food web educator. Municipalities put chlorine in drinking water to kill off bacteria. That makes perfect sense because no one wants to drink water with harmful bacteria swimming around in it. That works perfectly well […]

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Mushroom Quiz

Mushroom Quiz

| May 26, 2012 | 2 Comments

Can anyone identify this mushroom? After some pretty hefty rain, I discovered these mushrooms growing in one of my container vegetable gardens. The Felicia of old would have freaked out, but the new, more mature organic gardener is welcoming the interesting looking visitors. From information I’ve gleaned over the Internet, mushrooms are a sign of […]

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Making My Own Bokashi Bran

Making My Own Bokashi Bran

| May 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

I finally did it. I made my first batch of bokashi mix. I used the recipe from TeraGanix  website which called for 50 pounds of wheat bran, ¾ cup molasses, ¾ cup of EM and about 2 to 3 gallons of water (I actually used more water). The most difficult part of the whole procedure […]

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One Container Garden Down, Two to Go

One Container Garden Down, Two to Go

| May 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

I’ve planted in container number 1 (gray) and am waiting for another week before planting in container 2 (blue). The third container (purple) is ready for planting since there’s no bokashi in it (didn’t want to wait the additional two weeks for the bokashi to be ready). There is a fourth container (blue) that will […]

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My Containers for Gardening are Almost Ready

My Containers for Gardening are Almost Ready

| May 17, 2012 | 2 Comments

I’m going to try to make this long story short. I buried my bokashi wastes and was disappointed that it didn’t completely decompose in two weeks. I thought I had made a colossal mistake only to find out I was laboring under a misconception. The fermented matter doesn’t decompose in two weeks. What happens in […]

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Shake & Fold

Shake & Fold

| April 30, 2012 | 2 Comments

Several years ago I tried reducing my family’s paper towel usage by switching to cloth towels.  At first I switched 100%. I just stopped buying paper towels and used the cloth towels instead. My family moaned and groaned. In addition to their moaning and groaning, there were a few occasions where a paper towel was […]

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Bokashi: Burying the Scraps

Bokashi: Burying the Scraps

| April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

My first bucket of household scraps have fermented for two weeks and is now ready for planting. I didn’t want to take a picture of my trash, but I had to document the process, so here’s a picture of 4-week-old trash. It took two weeks to gather the scraps and then they sat for two […]

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