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Raised Garden – Planting Way Too Much

Raised Garden – Planting Way Too Much

| August 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

The recurring theme this growing season is “too much.” I sowed too many seeds and too close together. My organic garden is a jungle. The cucumber and squash won’t stop growing. They’ve overshadowed everything in their path. Aside from aggressively growing squash and cucumber, my tomato plants are taking off also. Actually all of my […]

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Things are Growing in My Raised Garden Beds

Things are Growing in My Raised Garden Beds

| July 15, 2016

Things seem to be going well with my garden, sort of. The challenge I’m facing is too many plants growing too closely together. I know it’s my fault for putting too many seeds in the ground. I wasn’t sure all of the seeds would germinate so tried to help the odds by putting in a […]

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Gardening with Pressure Treated Wood

Gardening with Pressure Treated Wood

| July 10, 2016

In earlier posts I shared how I made a raised bed vegetable garden. Fortunately I used cedar wood for the garden. On the outside of the garden fence I placed smaller pressure treated wood boxes to grow flowers. 9 Boxes to be exact. The flowers serve a two-fold purpose; they make the garden look nice […]

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Raised Vegetable Garden – Critters

Raised Vegetable Garden – Critters

| June 22, 2016

My last post showed how I put together the raised bed vegetable garden. This post will talk about how I’m attempting to keep critters out of the garden and what I did with the spaces between the garden beds. Keeping Critters out of the Garden I want to start off by saying that if a […]

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Creating a Raised Bed Vegetable Garden

Creating a Raised Bed Vegetable Garden

| June 16, 2016

A few years ago I documented my attempts, failures and successes with container gardening. The one challenge I had with container gardening was that I wanted to grow many more vegetables than my containers could hold. The containers worked wonderfully, but my deck provided limited space. I always said that one day I would put on […]

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Working with The Chapin Garden Sprayer

Working with The Chapin Garden Sprayer

| June 4, 2016

I think I’m learning more about my sprayer than I wanted to learn. The other day I decided to give my new Chapin sprayer a spin. I use it for foliar spraying my plants and vegetables with bokashi tea. Part of the tea preparation includes adding molasses which feeds bokashi’s beneficial bacteria. I sometimes add water […]

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Finding a Long-Lasting Garden Sprayer

Finding a Long-Lasting Garden Sprayer

| May 16, 2016

It’s been awhile since I’ve added any new posts to this blog, but with the purchase of my new garden sprayer I’m inspired to write. You see, I just purchased a stainless steel garden sprayer. Why? Well, because I got tired of wasting money on the annual purchase of a new garden sprayer only to […]

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Something I learned about Bokashi Soil

| June 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nutrient-rich bokashi soil retains more moisture than “regular” soil. Regular is in quotes because there is nothing regular about regular soil. Soil is supposed to be nutrient rich, but we’ve become so accustomed to the stripped down version, which requires synthetic fertilizing, so that anything different is considered an anomaly. Container Garden Last year when […]

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I Love This Time of Year!

I Love This Time of Year!

| May 10, 2013 | 3 Comments

As I was evaluating my container garden this year, I couldn’t help but snap a photo of my early strawberries. These are the very same strawberries I almost tossed in the compost pile (thanks Crystal and her SIL for talking me down). There was also another surprise. For seasoned gardeners this isn’t a big deal […]

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Container Gardening Year 2

Container Gardening Year 2

| April 22, 2013 | 2 Comments

Last year was the first year of container gardening. All in all, I think my growing season was pretty successful. Now it’s time to get things prepared for this year’s growing season. Changes this Year This year I’ve removed the wheels from the bottom of my containers. While the idea was a good one, it […]

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