Category Archives: Gardening

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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Using the Victorio VKP250 to Make Plum Jam

Just a few days ago, Amber and I spent hours cutting up fresh plums from our fruit tree to make the most awesome batch of plum jam I’ve ever tasted.  After waterlogged fingers and tired feet we both thought there … Continue reading

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Booty of Plums

The plum tree is throwing off lots of fruit this year.  It doesn’t look like I have the worm problem I had in the past.  (the ‘experts’ say once you have a problem, you will always have a problem)  Looks … Continue reading

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Joel Salatin Interview w/ Lew Rockwell

I listened to a great podcast this morning.  It was Joel Salatin talking about all the things he talks about, which I think I agree with almost 100%.  He goes into a good description about what is happening with the … Continue reading

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Garden Update – April 6, 2012

Today, I transplanted about 20 pepper plants that I started from seed back in February. Two weeks ago I transplanted 9 tomato plants and an eggplant. I’ve got these packed in pretty tight among some onion that was planted back … Continue reading

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Garden Update – February 21, 2012

I forgot that I had pepper seeds growing on top of the refrigerator! I happened to remember tonight and uncovered them just in time. Now I have to get my growlights hooked back up and working.

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Joel Salatin – Christian, Libertarian, Environmentalist, Capitalist Farmer

Joel is one of my heros! Joel Salatin – Christian, Libertarian, Environmentalist, Capitalist Farmer FLASHBACK: http://blog.briangallimore.com/2010/04/joel-salatin-polyface-farms/

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Sidewalk of Worms

I don’t think I ever saw anything like this before I moved to Dallas. My guess is the clay soil takes a long time to drain, so the worms start to suffocate quickly. Maybe more organic matter and some hills … Continue reading

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Gardening, Food, and Sustainability Presentation

I was asked to give a 15-minute presentation about Sustainability and Gardening. Here is the slideshow for that presentation:

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Pickled Peppers

Tonight, I canned 4 pints of peppers from the garden. Super easy to do, fill the jars with peppers, then fill with hot vinegar/water, then put in boiling water for 10 minutes. I hope they taste good!

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