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2014 Growing and Gathering Goals

This will be our first full summer in our new house. We have a lot on our plate this year with gardening and landscape work, so I am trying to be realistic on my goals while focusing on using what we have (wild fruit, fruit trees, etc) and making the most of what we grow. […]

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Seedling Growth Update #2

The tomato seedlings were repotted almost two weeks ago and have been out in the cold frame since. They are growing steadily and heartily. Hopefully they will be hardened off and ready to go in the garden in a week or two once the weather levels out.

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Happy Monday!

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What a difference a morning makes!

This morning we added a cubic yard of compost to the beds that we cleared the sod from. After that we dumped back the extra dirt that was scraped off the garden and another spot we cleared. The beds are nice and fluffy now and ready for planting. Now it is on to cleaning up […]

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First Asparagus

Last June when we moved we spent lots of time exploring our new property and I was excited to find some planted asparagus in an old garden area that now has fruit trees. I cleaned it out this spring and have been watching it closely. How fitting that our first asparagus comes today on Easter! […]

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Starting the garden

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Seedling Growth Update

Chia (above) – I’m not sure what I’ll do with this. It was more of a last-minute idea to throw some chia seeds in the flat. A throwback to Chia Pets if you will. I think it needs a warmer climate than mine (Zone 5).  I will see I guess! Kale – Growing quickly with […]

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Tomatoes, Peppers and herb starts

The seeds are in the dirt! I took some time a week ago and cleaned out the seed starting trays and mixed together my mix (coco coir and worm castings). I used Apple Numbers to layout my trays and decide what to plant where. I planted the seeds, based on what I had leftover from […]

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Getting the seed starting setup in place

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Seedlings (Gallery)