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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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Creating my Bokashi Container

Creating my Bokashi Container

| March 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

After looking around online for a Bokashi compost container, I decided to make my own. As I mentioned in my last post, I bought 2 buckets and lids from Home Depot. The next obstacle was finding the appropriate spigot for the drainage area. On my first bucket, I cut off the top of an old […]

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A Mini-Indoor Garden

A Mini-Indoor Garden

| March 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

My recent dietary changes to include more fresh fruits and vegetables, preferably organic, led me to my latest adventure. My son likes to call it vertical gardening but I call it sprouting. I used to purchase my alfalfa or broccoli sprouts from the health store. I would spend anywhere from $2-$4 for little container. The […]

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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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Recycling Furniture

Recycling Furniture

| August 3, 2012 | 4 Comments

Man oh man, I think I’ve created a whole new monster! The other day my daughter and I went to a moving sale. Let me preface this by saying that in my entire life, I think I’ve gone to 1 garage sale. That occurred many moons ago and I haven’t gone to one since. Anyway, […]

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Homemade Bug Repellent

Homemade Bug Repellent

| July 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Summer is my favorite time of year, but it brings out my least favorite nuisance, bugs. Mosquitoes, ants and spiders are at the top of my nuisance list. I’m well aware of the benefits of having spiders around, but I’ve yet to find a good reason to live side by side with the brown reclusive […]

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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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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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