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Day 78 – Patty Pan Squash are Starting to Emerge!

Looked in the beds, under the canopies the Patty Pan Squash are making and see the beginnings of some squash!  The trick here is to pick them when they are the proper size.  This seems to be a matter of

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Day 76 – Beans and Peas and a New Garden Experiment

The new garden experiment is: Miracle-Gro Garden Mix vs 1 part soil, 1 part Manure. Facing south, the left box is the Miracle-Gro, the right is the soil-manure mix. In the manure pile, there was some well aged manure (no

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Day 71 Continued: Squash in the Different Beds

Patty pan squash are a delicious summer squash that resemble a cross between an acorn and a UFO. They are delicious, reminding one of zucchini, though slightly firmer. Often times they are picked when only four to eight ounces (2-4″ in

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Day 46: DIY Strawberry Hill

With the rain, and the rain, plus the thunderstorms, unexpected downpours, not a lot has been happening in the garden other than the routine slug hunts, but all is not lost.  Now that it’s drier (for the day), I’ll be

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Day 37 – What if…

Watching “Over the Hedge” with my daughters about a month ago reminded me why I am glad I don’t live in a “community” where the by-laws strangle any creativity.  We do have our laws out here in the foothills of

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Dense Companion Planting

Dense Companion Planting

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30 Minutes, Day 2

Okay – I may have to bend the rules this weekend, weather permitting.  The second day has brought industriousness and insight:  1/4 done, this bed is going to take approximately 21 more wheelbarrow loads of soil, 12 wheelbarrows full of

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Raised Bed from One Pallet

An oldie but a goodie, did this about one year ago, and as a green podcaster, I’m recycling.

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