Category Archives: gardening

hungry critters and

    One the left is a picture of what were 12 broccoli seedlings last night.  Just so you can get an idea of how low to the ground and how easy it was for something to get in there … Continue reading

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fall planting

unfortunately, the sun was just starting to come around to this side of the house, and this was the only place I could stand and get the entire  planter.  Started too late, so bought broccoli and chard seedlings, then planted … Continue reading

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crazy times

Am I the only one bothered by those who want to see no limitations to the second amendment while they are calling out for limitations to the first? And what has happened to the country I grew up in, where for … Continue reading

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catching up

In the week that the hubs and nephew were on the road, managed to get a lot of stuff canned and put away; there was pea soup and a regular bean soup – all of which were double stacked in … Continue reading

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saving seeds

grow bush beans rather than pole beans.  And while I’ve never thought about, am thinking that bush beans are all a hybrid not an heirloom.  and the reason for this thinking? Am a seed saver.  over the years have been saving … Continue reading

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hungry critters

Despite a great deal of fencing, covers, barriers, etc. critters are eating me out of pretty much EVERYTHING! Having worked to further seal the mean garden, they got at my container grown tomatoes last night and did a number on … Continue reading

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new planting area

for winter greens 8 feet long, about 2.5 feet deep.  Against the west wall of the house where it is protected by a fence and trees in front and kept warm by the house in back.   The bottom layer is … Continue reading

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