Category Archives: Gardening

Troy Bilt Chipper Shredder Review

Since we have been thinning out the trees and brush around our house, the piles of cut limbs are getting taller and more numerous.  I was planning on renting a big chipper over a weekend and taking care of it … Continue reading

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Gardening Notes: Compost

Compost Add compost to your soil as often as you can.  A 1/2″” layer added each year is typical. Low-Grade Compost Use a typical compost bin that creates a high-heat situation and converts the material quickly.  Most of nutrient value … Continue reading

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Gardening Notes: General Tips

General Tips Sowing Depth Tiny seeds like basil and most herbs = barely covered, then press down to restore capillary action of soil.  

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Make Your Own Complete Organic Fertilizer

Making your own Complete Organic Fertilizer (from Gardening When it Counts) Mix by volume (not weight): 4 parts seedmeal (or 3 parts seedmeal and 1 part tankage (AKA blood-and-bone, meatmeal)) 1/4 part agricultural lime 1/4 part gypsum 1/2 part dolomite lime 1 … Continue reading

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Homestead Heritage Village – Waco Texas

Here are some pictures of the fascinating and awesome Homestead Heritage Village in Waco Texas.  An amazing number of amazing things are happening here.  They are a self-sustaining village, and do most everything by hand.  Their property is beautiful, everything is organized, manicured, … Continue reading

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World Hunger Relief Farm – Waco, Texas

Here are some pictures from the World Hunger Relief Farm in Waco Texas.  It is a working farm with lots of interns helping.  They have all kinds of things going on there, and they focus on low-tech solutions that work … Continue reading

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Paul Wheaton Permaculture

Here is a nice article featured on the front page of Montana’s largest weekly newspaper. It is about Paul Wheaton, who is on my short list of heroes. It explains how Paul got started in Permaculture because he sucked so … Continue reading

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Plant a Garden, Save the World

Grow some of your own food.  Learn to garden.  These things are some of the most important things an individual can do, and some of the reasons I spend lots of my own time and treasure with the Citizen Gardener … Continue reading

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DR Horton Sucks, Part 4

After 10 years, the soil has eroded away enough to expose more of the root flares of the trees.  I happen to notice the wire sticking up through the ground.  Some live trees come with their root balls wrapped in burlap and … Continue reading

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All My Peaches are Gone

Something (birds suspected) ate every bit of every peach that was on my tree.  All they left was the pits, hanging there as if my tree only grows peach pits.  Dang birds.

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