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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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…. June 2015

Things are finally taking off! It’s been a bumpy start to be sure. I just couldn’t find a minute to tend my garden if my life depended on it! Ugh I hate being so busy that my personal priorities have to be put aside. All for good reasons, but still.…

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Ice in the Garden

I wandered out to my veggie garden plot today. I was astounded to find the entire plot crystalized!! I recall being 8ish out at recess and finding these ice formations in the dirt. I thought they were so bizarre and interesting. Unfortunately, all my friends just thought I was bizarre for…

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Firsts….

  First Fuchsia First Dahlias First corn and soaker hose system!! First tomatoes Big tomatoes Little Tomatoes First Raspberries First Strawberries First Snap Peas First rescued buoy. We’ve decided to collect these and make them into a fence decoration. What are your firsts this summer??  

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Meanwhile, back at the garden….

I don’t know how I found the gumption yesterday to do anything after the night before. Playing in the garden was a good call. I sweated out most of the boozy evening and worked up a hearty appetite. I think I can say that mostly everything is in the ground now.…

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The Waiting is the Hardest Part

Damn you Tom Petty! I really love most of your music, but that one is so poppy and always gets stuck in my head!! Drives me bananas!! Why do I bring this up? Dahlias, duh! Your inner monologue right now: Oh gawd here she goes again, talking about dahlias. Really?…

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Sun, Rum, and Tomatoes

The sun finally came out last week. Wednesday was nearly 90! I knew it wasn’t going to last so I raced home after work to get some veggies going in the garden. First, I got trellis netting for my pea stakes. In the past I’ve hand strung lines of twine…

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Game On!

Spring has sprung! For me May marks the beginning of a fun filled summer! Fishing starts, gardening has begun, and most importantly SCHOOL IS ALMOST OUT! I’m sorry, go ahead and judge me, but I love my summers. It’s a time where I get to shuck my teacher clothes and…

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