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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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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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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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Soil Preparations

Soil Preparations

| April 19, 2012 | 4 Comments

While I’m waiting for my bokashi to complete its fermenting cycle and the weather to warm up enough so I can plant items in my containers, I’ve been spending time reading and learning about how to organically improve the quality of my soil (forgive the long sentence). My “From Scratch” personality has a hard time […]

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Container Gardening Update

Container Gardening Update

| April 11, 2012 | 4 Comments

In the Northeast we have to wait until after the last frost before we can plant most vegetables. This works out just fine. I was a little concerned that I was starting my vegetable garden too late, but it seems that I’m right on time. When I went to the local agricultural supply store to […]

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Making Progress with My Containers

Making Progress with My Containers

| April 5, 2012 | 4 Comments

Ok, so I made my first self-watering container, right? Well, its there sitting on the deck with nothing in it. I’m stuck on the dirt! Before I talk about my dirt dilemma, here are a few shots of my handiwork. Here’s the inside: For the cover, I intend to attach a mesh screen to keep […]

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Gardening, Composting, Bokashi Oh My!

Gardening, Composting, Bokashi Oh My!

| April 3, 2012 | 2 Comments

Since I’ve opened the door to gardening, my head is swimming! For a while I had a hard time putting the horse before the cart. Here’s My Dilemma My natural personality is to go superlative. If I’m going to garden, I want to grow my veggies from seeds and plant them in organic, nutrient-rich soil. […]

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