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September To Do List

There is always a lot to do in the garden, and every month I faithfully post my list.  Some of it will get done and some will not, but it helps to keep me on-track.  For those of you who … Continue reading

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Completing the Herb Garden

After digging out all the poplars and removing the cinder blocks, I was finally ready to move onto the more normal aspects of prepping my herb garden.  First, I had to loosen the soil.  Since it was so heavily compacted … Continue reading

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Battle of the Cinder Blocks

As I mentioned in my previous post, after finally clearing most of the poplar roots from my new herb bed, I discovered that cinder blocks were buried under the dirt — a good five to six inches deep — in … Continue reading

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Composting with Pets

As I’ve written before, my composting method is not very scientific.  I toss all of my kitchen scraps (minus animal products and all of my garden waste (minus diseased plants) in a huge, open heap.  Its moisture levels are determined … Continue reading

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So Many Seeds, So Little Space

It is that time of year again: Seed Catalog Time.  Why do I always forget how long this process takes?  Silly me thought that I could finish at least the I Want list by the end of this weekend, freeing … Continue reading

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Unexpected Harvest Bounty

Basket-full of goodies! We are supposed to get our first major freeze tonight, so a couple of days ago, I decided to harvest the carrots, mud or no mud. Every year, I try to overwinter them, but all I get … Continue reading

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Battling the Weeds

I wage constant war upon the weeds, or rather, they wage war upon me.  I tell myself that no matter what, I am going to devote such and such day to weeding . . . and then the peas need … Continue reading

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Garden Chores: November 2011

Planning Where are the drainage problems? Look at pictures from this summer. What do I like?  What don’t I like? Maintenance Check on plants under eaves and in the cold frame.  Are they getting enough water? Update bird feeders and … Continue reading

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Reclaiming My Sanity

Last week, I posted about not having any time to garden.  I even came up with a plan.  No matter what, I told myself, I will leave work on time at least one day a week, so I can get … Continue reading

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Race Against Time

This month’s Garden Grumblings (formerly known as Tribulations of the Thirteenth, and hosted by Garden Musings) focuses on time.  It seems like there is never enough time to complete all my garden tasks, but this month seems especially brutal. Things … Continue reading

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