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Garden In Minutes

Let me start off by acknowledging that this post is both personal, and promotional. If you’re not interested in either, you can just skip reading it. I’ve always loved to talk about gardening with...

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Talk About Hardy

So check this out folks–I took this picture a week ago. I planted these onions last spring. The onions on top were planted from seed, and the ones on the bottom were green onions...

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Why You Need Grow Lights

My son came home from school with a cup of dirt and a bean seed. We watered it, and I put it in the window. Here’s how it turned out: 2 1/4 inches to...

The Great Bokashi Composting Experiment Part 2

The Great Bokashi Composting Experiment Part 2

Back in February I started using a new method to “compost” my kitchen waste called Bokashi Composting. I filled my bucket with scraps and Bokashi mix, which took about 2 weeks. Then I let...

The Great Bokashi Composting Experiment

The Great Bokashi Composting Experiment

Several weeks ago, Kati posted her garden plan and introduced us to Bokashi composting. I was so intrigued that I researched it right away, and decided to give it a try. My History With...

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Protecting Your Garden with Fences

One question that often comes up is “How do I protect my garden from . . . ?” I live in a suburban neighborhood with a fully fenced yard and relatively few trees around...

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Fertilizing Onions

When onions grow to 6″ and again at 12″ tall, it is time to fertilize them. Avoid fertilizing within a month of harvesting. Here’s a picture of my onions at 6″ tall Application Rates...

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Soil Testing

NOTE: If you follow the square foot gardening method and use Mel’s Mix, I generally do not recommend testing your soil. It should be fine, and with a little added fertilizer you should have...

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Fertilizer for Vegetable Gardens

When roaming down the aisle of gardening products, are you slightly baffled by the three number code that appears on the labels of the fertilizer? Wonder no more! There are three main nutrients that...