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Potting Up

Our week-to-week vegetable gardening progress continues apace and we’ve had lots of zebrune shallots, ragged jack and dino kale, giant from Italy parsley, yellow boretta onion, and cracoviensis lettuce (from saved seed) popping up over the last couple weeks. When starting seed … Continue reading

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Seed Starting

While folks just 10 miles south of us were getting buried under the Great Blizzard of 2016, we didn’t even get a dusting of snow yesterday and we spent the day starting some of the very early tasks of the … Continue reading

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Garden Fence!

Our first big garden infrastructure project is done!  We now have a split rail fence surrounding the north half of the property, which includes our main garden area as well as the little strip behind the house where we eventually … Continue reading

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2015 Garden Season Launch

With most of our attention focused on the kid last spring and summer, our 2014 garden expansion ended up being a bit of a bust.  This year rather than trying to make the garden bigger, we’re focused on some fundamental improvements to make … Continue reading

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Updates, Various

Finding time for blogging with an infant in the house hasn’t proven so easy, but there’s actually been a fair amount going on around the house.  First, a gratuitous baby shot. After almost a year of assessment and reassessment, we’ve … Continue reading

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Better Garden Planning

As the weather starts getting warmer, our early garden efforts are starting to come up green.  We’ve got about 25 garlic plants that are about to cross the foot-tall mark from cloves we planted last fall and we’re getting some … Continue reading

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Cane Fruit

Almost all of our food gardening happens on the north side of the property, where there isn’t so much shade from trees.  The one exception so far is the cane fruit patch, where we’re growing raspberries and blackberries that with … Continue reading

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New Compost Bin

Though the weather still suggests otherwise around here, it is indeed time to get started on garden matters.  We’ve got some seedlings starting  inside and have direct sowed peas, beets, and kale in our raised beds.  The major project for … Continue reading

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Expanding the Garden

On what was probably one of the last warm-ish days of the fall, I decided to prepare a new garden bed for use next season.  With the tons of fallen leaves we have piled up around the property as well … Continue reading

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Books: Paradise Lot

I’ve been checking out a lot of books on permaculture recently as we try to think about how to expand our garden next spring.  A lot of them talk about general approaches to design, outline the structural elements you can … Continue reading

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