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Diatomaceous Earth Awesomeness: 5-2-13

Useful information for my fellow gardeners that haven’t heard from me in a while:  The good things diatomaceous earth (DE) does for your garden.  And i promise i will try to stay in touch more regularly.  i have so many … Continue reading

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Spring Prepping: 2-14-13

I promised the gardeners that came to the market on Saturday an update on my garden and preparations for spring.  I’ve started some plants by seed, germinating in the bay window in my dining room.  These are the plants that take longer to … Continue reading

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Green Manure: 11-27-12

It’s getting pretty chilly out and some of our fall plants are starting to fade.  Sob!  But it’s still a good time of year to grow.  Actually the only time my garden really ever suffers is in the dog days … Continue reading

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Terrific Tomatoes: 10-24-12

We’ve been feeding our veggies today.  There’s something wrong with a bed of amaranth (that i didn’t plant.  it just appeared out of nowhere).  All the leaves are being eaten, as well as the pumpkin leaves next to them.  So … Continue reading

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Peas, Peas, Peas: 10-23-12

This year, for the first time, i haven’t had success with peas.  Now the ones i planted last winter grew through the spring.  And even every summer i have tons of peas planted in the spring.  But not this year. … Continue reading

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Apple Jam: 10-22-12

Besides canning Candied Peppers and Bread & Butter Pickles, i’m attempting Honey Apple Cranberry Jam today.  There’s 20 cups of diced and peeled red and green apples simmering in lemon juice until they break down.  Then i’ll add the honey … Continue reading

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Garlic: 10-17-12

After being gone on a fabulous and very needed vacay, i have much to get done this week.  Hence the not blogging til today.  i’ve been baking and canning, and canning and baking, and gardening and baking and canning…  Oh … Continue reading

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More Fall Garden Prepping: 10-3-12

Hasn’t this rain been fantastic!  My garden is loving it and has just exploded with all the goodies we love.  And now that it isn’t quite so muddy, but the soil is still moist, it’s a great time to get … Continue reading

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Watermelon Jam! 9-19-12

This is the last batch of watermelon jam until next summer when i have a new crop.  it’s more of a pain to make than other jams because not only do all the seeds need to be removed, but it’s … Continue reading

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Fall Gardening Continued: 9-13-12

There hasn’t been much to post this week, as it’s been pretty average.  Light gardening, baking canning…  i got more of my garden mulched, and planted more okra.  i’m still in transition from spring/summer garden to fall garden.  Today i’ll … Continue reading

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