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…
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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…

Bumper crop (definition)

I assumed the meaning of “bumper crop” meant a large enough crop to reach the bumper of the wagon, truck, whatever was used at the time the phrase came into use.But, the Farmer’s Almanac says: Q: Where did the term “bumper crop”…

Earth Juice

Ordered late the 30th, and it came today. I was impressed at the fast, free shipping from americanag.com! I mixed 2tsp grow, 1 tsp bloom, 2 tsp catalyst and 1tsp microblast per each gallon of water in our sprayer and liberally doused all the…

Fertilizer

So I did a Google search for "earth juice free shipping" and one of the links was to americanag.com. I ordered Earth Juice's Grow, Bloom, MicroBlast and Catalyst formulas to try out. It wasn't until I just went back to their site to look around…
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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,…

Sunset New Western Garden Book 1981 to 2008

My dad has/gave me a 1981 edition of the Sunset New Western Garden Book...I grew up with the book in our house, I'd spend hours looking at all the plants (wish some of the knowledge had absorbed).. unfortunately it's very outdated. Many varieties…

Tiller

I finally broke down and ordered a tiller - a Mantis 2 cycle. They have a 4 pay plan that is easier to work then then one big chunk. I was prompted to finally get one when I went out today and tried to rake, hoe and otherwise break up the dirt…
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Artificial light

I transplanted some of the broccoli seedlings to see if they'd grow better in the bunches or singled out, which might also depend on if they can handle being transplanted...then I did some research on artificial lighting and it seems seedlings…