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What I Learned from My Container Garden

What I Learned from My Container Garden

| August 8, 2012 | 4 Comments

My container garden taught me several valuable lessons this summer: Indeterminate cherry tomatoes grow like monsters and cannot be contained by tomato cages. Collard greens grow beautifully in containers and so do basil, tomatoes, lemon grass, spearmint, mesclun mix, dill, mustard greens, jalapenos, cayenne, tarragon, radish and string beans. I think cabbage grows well in […]

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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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I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!

I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!

| July 15, 2012 | 2 Comments

That’s what my tomato plant did. It fell and it was all my fault. When my plants grew larger than expected I purchased a cage to contain them. When they grew beyond the cage, I sat, marveled and watched them grow. I would say to myself, “I really ought to find a way to contain […]

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Caterpillars in My Container Garden

Caterpillars in My Container Garden

| July 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Every morning I check my garden to make sure things are moving along swimmingly and that squirrels haven’t been snacking on my tomatoes. In one of my mesclun mix pots I noticed a portion of the growth was stunted. My initial thought was it was getting too much sun, but further investigation told me sun […]

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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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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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