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Steamer Salad Update

  The lettuce has been doing well, but seems to have “lost it’s steam” – so to speak.  Each “steamer salad makes about one garden salad with the addition of some tomatoes and some chives, making it a viable option

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Spinach Steamer Indoor Garden

baby spinach growing in a "Healthy Choice" steamer tray

Popeye would be proud. These are after about two weeks, and the main leaves are starting in. In the background are the lettuce plants I over planted figuring I’d eat the thinnings, which I have – though I find thinning

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Indoor Salad Garden – Steamer Salad

Lettuce in the steamer sitting on the snow

  Don’t recycle those fancy microwave steamers just yet – they make a great starter container for just about everything you can transplant as well as for salads from start to finish. Healthy Choice (available at your favorite supermarket in

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Lettuce in the Silos 3/16/2013 – Cut and Come, Mow and Grow, Plow and Chow

A nice garden salad from the cellar weighed in at 0.75 oz on a Dymo digital scale.

The lettuce continues to grow, and the one on the right is doing so well, I decided to pick a salad now.  Picked 0.75 oz or a small garden salad’s worth from the one on the right, and it’s still

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Potted Carrots

circle of carrots

Over three pounds of carrots from a single pot! Here they are using an “autopot” which is meant for hydroponics, but they find that rooted plants do better in soil.  After four months, 3.3 lbs (1.5 kilos) of carrots of

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Indoor Salad Gardening

Learn how you can take a small space and create a salad garden indoors without the threat of bugs, varmints, or inclement weather!  You can grow most if not all of your favorite salad fixings right inside your home and not have

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Tomato Planters for Gardeners on the Go

Snowy Sundays always give me a little time to poke around on the net, and we found a couple of interesting tomato planters that could also be used for cucumbers and other tall plants.  The first one that caught my

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Vertical Garden DIY

We’ve seen several vertical garden DIY’s from using old shoe organizers to custom crafted walls.  They have always intrigued, but not to the point of pulling out the saw or rearranging the shoes to create one.  This is an easily created

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2011 Garden Layout in Review

  Now that we’re in February and the catalogs are coming in at least once every couple of weeks, I am getting back to this site, and planning the new garden.  First, though, a review of last year’s garden layout

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Day 99 – Numbers skewed but the trends continue to favor the Lasagna garden bed

Took a week away last week, and it seems technology took a holiday as well in many forms.  First I lost (then later found) my flash drive. Then my MP3 player decided it had enough (Sansa Clip that was working

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