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Blogginess

Working on sprucing up the blog for this gardening season, a little at a time! My first step was installing a new comment system, which I'm really not sure about yet. Let me know what you think - is it a keeper?Another "change" is I'm willing…
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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…

OSU Master Gardener Program

I know at least one of my readers is a Master Gardener, but most are not and I wanted to spread the word. I'm not going to get a chance to go through the program this year (too busy!) so I hope someone can "take my place" (even though I didn't…

Garden planner software

While contemplating how to create the layout of my garden this year, I stumbled upon GrowVeg.com I didn't even bother looking for anything else, it's exactly what I wanted, and more. The GrowVeg system lets you:Create Plans: Quickly produce…

Oregon Gardening Calendar

One more resource, from the Oregon State University Extension Office - http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/calendar/Also, the main OSU Extension Office Gardening page: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/This is for March (notice…

58 Vegetable Growing Guides

After a lovely 4 day migraine (Imitrex ran out - I do not recommend this) I got a chance to look at the plants and the onion tops are growing crazy-high and bending over so I went on a search to see if it was safe to snip them. I found a great…
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New home, neighborhood, garden!

Now that the toilet and bathroom sink work, we're settling in well. The move wasn't bad at all.Our new neighborhood seems excellent so far. One neighbor said hi the night we moved in and another came by today and welcomed us and told us…
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Redneck Pole Sprinkler

The soaker hoses got completely nixed. This is my latest high tech invention and does a much better job of making happy plants:

To build a trellis

Stephanie asked me to write up how I made the new pea trellis. I was glad to have something to pull me away from work, so I got right on it!I'll start with a list of supplies:6' steel fence post x2 (the ones sold as 6'...they are actually…

Fall/winter cover crop

Having never been able to be somewhere where I could contemplate the next season's garden, I had never heard of a cover crop until I started researching gardening this spring. I learned, at a minimum, that planting a cover crop is a darn good…

The composter to end all composters

[image links are broken after several hosting moves, hoping to find backups somewhere]Ok, not really. It's actually kinda flimsy, but I don't plan on bathing in it so it should be ok. After turning the compost in our crappy 32 gallon can,…

Weeding made…….. fun?

[image links are broken after several hosting moves, hoping to find backups somewhere]If not fun, at least tolerable, and easy. I've been eying an oscillating hoe for a couple months now but only recently started to get weeds enough…