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The good kind of tired

Most days I'm tired but it's not a satisfying kind of tired. Today however, hoo-boy. My to do list was fairly simple: mow the lawn and transplant the tomatoes and blueberries. But what I got done was a bit more: Mowed the backyard …

Final layout

Here's the map of the garden. The fence to the left of the melons/pumpkins is going to be moved down so it keeps those plants safe from the dog and kids.
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I have a full garden

I have to write a short review of Highway Fuel Co, here in Salem, Oregon. Our first trip when we started the garden project to get compost was unremarkable, but this time I was very happy we went with them. I wanted to get some sort of soil…

More seeds planted

I started cucumbers, pumpkins, watermelons and added more zucchini and squash to get going *just in case*. I'll plant the rest of the seeds outside tomorrow or the next day, but this way I'll have back up. I'm getting sneaky ;)

Talk about a motley crew garden

[image links are broken after several hosting moves, hoping to find backups somewhere] If these plants survive this, it'll be in spite of me, not because of me LOL These are the herbs and lettuce, under the tarp. Tomatoes So…

Rice?

Hmmmmmmm.....How to grow rice at homeYes, I'm going to try this LOLWent out and did some weeding and watering. Things were getting pretty dry, so I'm hoping some of the sickly plant problem was a water need. The strawberries are still doing…
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Protecting the goods

For some reason, our recycling hasn’t been picked up for 2 weeks and it ended up being a good thing, I took out all the gallon milk jugs I could get to and washed them and cut their bottoms off. These are going over the tomatoes at night,…

More casualties

1 beefsteak tomato plant: lopped off so just a little bit is showing above ground with 2 tiny branches. Not sure if it can make it?2 Roma plants: seems it's too cold at night yet for them, there's some leaf damage that appears to be from the…

Green peppers are under attack!

This is why I planted 2-3 times more then we'd need of everything...I went out today and found something had attacked a pepper plant. It was knocked over with some of the grass mulch pushed on top of it (hiding the evidence? what kind of criminal…

Oh, it's on!

We were out watering and found an evil little furred or feathered creature got into one of the squash mounds. I think cat. While I'm tempted to sit outside with a pellet gun (kidding), I'll look into more natural and nice methods of repelling…

To do list, completed version

Transplanted roma and beefsteak tomatoes, all the herbs, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, and onions. Went ahead and transplanted the lettuce. The corn didn't need as much space as I thought so I put the tomatoes over by it, better soil.Direct…

To do list

My garden map keeps evolving the further along I go. Without much prior experience, it kind of has to. The off white areas are where nothing will be planted and/or are walkways. I planned on 2 types of corn, but after researching, I don't have…