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Hi readers! I appreciate each and every one of you listening to my sadly irregular and strange ranting about all things garden and food. I love to hear from you and I've gotten a lot of emails about how the comments math question is not working.…

Such exciting news

Yeah, not so much! But I finally needed to water yesterday. I need to do more weed control, I might as well not have bothered before. I hate weeds. Mulch, either organic or plastic, will be my friend next year. Don't ask why I didn't use it…

The post where I’m a fraud

I did manage to get out and weed after these picture were taken, but honestly, it's so bad that all I could do before my back gave out was clear out around the each of the plants. Some gardener I am ;)

What I’ve been up to (w/pictures)

I got more work in the garden done on Mother's Day. We went out looking for tomato plants but no one (really, no one) had any roma or cherry varieties. So I got seeds and direct sowed those. No growth yet (5 days later), but I'm holding out…

Open for gardening

I managed to get into the garden today. Work and the weather and the kids all lined up to let me get something done. Massive weeding (at least 3 hours worth), got the trellis for the peas up, and built up the tater mounds.All the seedlings…

Garden of Mess

Ah, kids. I love em. They bring me more joy then anything else.But sometimes, they make me go :rant :hide :help :cry :shake :eyeroll :censoredThe younger boys (almost 5 and almost 3) were doing more then playing out back the other…

Today

So I haven't done, uh, anything in the garden, really since I last posted. But things are still happening.We have 6 potatoes already coming up, I was very surprised to see them already.Lots and lots of peas and I think this weekend we'll…
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Things are happening, a tiny bit at a time

Transplanting and I are not best of friends. I'm bad about properly hardening off. I can tell anyone how to do it, but when it comes down to it myself, I forget. Both to put them outside, and to remember to bring them in at the proper time for…

Identify this pumpkin!

[image links are broken after several hosting moves, hoping to find backups somewhere]I planted 2 kids of pumpkins, both Burpee, one is a "Prizewinner Hybrid" and the other 2 plants are supposed to be "Jack O Lantern".There's 2 plants,…

Painfully obvious lessons

More lessons, con't from this post...Tomato cages. Just suck it up and buy them. Stakes do no good when they have 6 "main" stalks coming up from the ground! It's like trying to stop a monkey from flinging poo. Or trying to contain a 2 year…

Don’t eat the apple in the Garden of Eatin’

Bad stuff'll happen....weeds will take over so badly you can't catch up and all you can hope for it to clear little areas around the still producing plants so they aren't choked out. Tomatoes will grow so insanely big they'll all fall over and…

General growy-ness

Just a general update on how things are going in the Garden of Eatin' today.The weeds are taking over. I need to get out there and attack with the weed whacker, it's that bad. It's not stopping things from growing, so that much is good! But…