Category Archives: organic

end May garden update

well, things aren’t going as planned – but do they really ever?  The shade cloths were up early this year and this may have stunted growth.  Lizards are taking more than their share.  Have already had to replace my zucchini … Continue reading

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garden update

Perfect for Beltane! almost all the tomatoes in the ground, 6 are standing by in case some of the ones planted don’t make it.  Also got the peppers and eggplant in their respective planters.  Not quite as previously outlined, especially … Continue reading

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tax day

At least for some people.  For me, it was getting one section of the garden cleaned up and organized.   First, the tale of the Goal Zero 1000.  This was from Costco of all places and seems to be an unique … Continue reading

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More on DUH

Almost immediately after writing my post DUH Moment, found an article about growing ginger and turmeric in any climate.  Now, just have to find viable rhizomes.  Have tried Ginger before; rhizomes from the grocery store were more viable than those … Continue reading

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DUH moment

Yesterday had a DUH moment; and its not the first time for this one.  But, it gets forgotten as ego overrides common sense. Regarding my medicinal herb garden: Since I believe in using what grows in your area gives added … Continue reading

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cool again

rainy once more (YEAH!), and suddenly cool after a couple of weeks in the 80’s.  Tonight will be down near freezing. Rhubarb doing wonderfully, harvested some today.  See one of the plants will need dividing and as it is already … Continue reading

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enjoying the green

  Not traditional, but FRESH. Asparagus with the corned beef and potatoes today Keeping the garden protected against critters is becoming hard!  They ate 4 of the 6 broccoli plants in the main garden despite it being a fenced in … Continue reading

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