30+ Garden Fresh Recipes

Growing vegetables can be a very rewarding hobby. Obviously you get great produce out of the gig but you also learn to be patient and attentive to the little things in life. For me, I find it therapeutic and calming as well.  The only dilemma is, what do you do…

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Meanwhile, Back at the Garden… July 2016

I can’t believe July is already coming to a close! This summer has flown by! Naturally, I shunned all indoor house projects to focus entirely on getting my garden in tip top shape. Considering I planted very late due to moving in to a new house, I’d say everything is…

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Meanwhile, Back at the Garden… February 2016

It may seem strange to be talking about the garden in February but circumstances, being what they are, have forced me to make some adjustments. So, you already know that Mountain Man and I bought a house. Our closing date is 2 weeks away….. 2 WEEKS!! Oh my goodness I…

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Meanwhile, Back at the Garden… September 2015

The time has come to gradually shut down the garden….. What a mess. Does this happen to you? September rolls around and you suddenly find yourself incredibly busy? You almost forget you have a mini ecosystem running rampant in your garden. Then you finally have a moment to salvage what you’ve…

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Meanwhile, Back at the Garden. August 2015

“So how’s your garden going, Malia?” “Terrible! Just Terrible!!” I know right? Woe, is me. Nothing is growing in my garden…. ok that’s obviously not true. Nothing is growing according to plan….. hmmmmm also not true. Nothing is growing according to expectation. A ha! That’s the one! Man it’s been…

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How Does My Garden Grow: Cucumber

Why I grow it: Cucumbers taste like summer! If you’re going to call yourself a vegetable gardener, you should grow cucumbers! They’re easy to grow and prolific in their fruiting! There’s nothing to it except the satisfaction of fresh crisp cucs! How to grow it: First, you have to decide…

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Meanwhile, Back in the Garden… July 2015

Garden Update: July 2015. Small Town Girl Blog.

It has been a strange summer in Washington…. very strange. When you think of Washington state (particularly Western Washington) , what is the first thing that comes to mind? Apples? Mountains? Probably most of you thought rain right? We’ve had one decent rain in over a month, that’s it. It’s…

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Braiding Garlic

How to braid garlic with video tutorial!

Last year, I grew enough garlic to attempt braiding it…. which did not go well. I figured it’s gotta be just like braiding hair right? Wrong! I tried adding multiple heads and finally threw my hands up and just did simple braids with 3 bulbs. Ugh! Horrible! I was never happy…

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Weed: It’s a 4 Letter Word

This is my diatribe to the bane of all gardeners. The one true headache of the summer. Those little, practically inanimate creatures that laugh at me day in and day out as I struggle to take purchase is what is obviously their realm. Yes I’m talking about weeds. Weeds are…

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