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Life’s Little Pleasures

Just came in from being in the garden, trying to get some fall clean up started, when the unexpected buzz of a hummingbird whirled around my head.  The gate to my garden is draped in a trumpet vine where two of these little beauties decided to chase one another then rest, then drink in the …

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – Harvest 2015

It seems like forever but my garden is finally starting to reap the rewards of all the season’s hard work.  Second pick of the 2015 season: beets, red & green leaf lettuce, black and red cherry tomatoes, assortment of heirloom red, yellow, orange and purple tomatoes, green pepper, and probably the last of the zucchini …

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A Bigger, Better Tomato Plant

With the garden finally planted, and the weeding underway, I finally have time to post about how I’ve been planting my tomato plants the past few years. I first like to cut off the first few stems from the bottom of the plant.  This is the entire area I will bury, leaving a few top …

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Vegetable Garden Update 2015

Instead of trying to backtrack and create individual posts of the garden project update as I mentioned in the last “Update” post, I thought I’d just do a quick overview with pictures. In the original section of the garden, we took out the old raised beds and created two larger ones.  I’ve been experimenting with …

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First Pickings…

  Couldn’t wait to go out this morning and pick the very first of the lettuce from the containers on the back deck.  Here I have red and green romaine, and in a day or two the mesclun should be ready as well.  I’ve been a bit nervous about the fluctuation in temperature, but honestly, my …

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