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Shh, don’t remind me

Yes it's almost February.Resolutions? I don't recall any resolutions. Don't you dare scroll down that page!I said don't!That should be an indication how those are going (I've had a few people email and ask) ;)Soap making is FUN.…

Cheater McCheaterson

Starting from seed isn't gonna happen this year. I'm sooooooo behind in school and work that I just had to let that one thing go (that ONE thing? Have you seen the sink full of dishes.... sigh). I'm going to get plants from the nursery (or maybe…

Bucket Garden

Headed to the store today!
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Heading into spring

Sunny, warm February. Idaho can kiss my butt ;) No offense to my Idahoan readers of course...I already need to mow the lawn and flowers are blooming!Trying to find time to think about the garden. Being a single full time student while being…
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Getting all smart and stuff

Life throws some whopper curveballs sometimes.Unfortunately after being with my husband for 12 years, I recently learned he's not the person anyone thought him to be. I try not to post personal stuff on this blog (being a gardening blog and…
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Oregon October Garden Checklist

Can you believe it's the first day of Autumn already and almost October? The stores are filled with Halloween and Autumn decorations and quickly filling up more with Winter/Christmas decorations. Crazy!If you live in Oregon, OSU's Extension…
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Almost done for the year

The last of the potatoes and onions got harvested yesterday. The onions were trying to flower, I guess it's been this bizarre 'super hot to below normal temps' weather. All that is left are a few cucumbers and tons of tomatoes. I'm thinking…

How should my fall garden grow?

What do you want to see my bust my fool neck trying to keep alive this fall? To make it extra challenging, nothing from the Cruciferous family (migraine city for me!) - I know they're great for fall and winter crops too, sorry! Cruciferous (krew-SIH-fer-uhs)…

May in Oregon

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/calendar/#mayLeafrolling worms will affect apples and blueberries. Prune off affected leaves and place pheromone traps or spray with approved pesticides. Trap moles and gophers as new mounds appear. Control…
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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…

Row covers: 9 gauge vs 14 gauge – lesson learned!

Update: See the row covers here!Today dried out enough to do some work on the garden. I transplanted the onions and lettuce and planted the peas. Started the pea trellis. Decided to do row covers over the lettuce and onions. We ran to Lowes…

Very late pictures

Here's our redneck mini greenhouses:Water bottle, cut in half. 2 notches cut on the bottom edge for drainage. Fill bottom half with damp soil, add seed or plant. Water well. Cut slit on bottom edge of top piece so you can insert the…