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Garden Update – September 5, 2011

I was able to get quite a few seeds in the ground today.  I cleaned up the bed by my patio, and re-planted most of bed #1.  I think it was just too hot for the broccoli seedlings I planted … Continue reading

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Comparing Plants Grown in Aquaponics and Soil

The pictures below are of plants that came from the same batch of seedlings.  The broccoli growing in the aquaponics system are starting to flower, but the ones growing in soil still have tight heads.  I sprayed BT on the … Continue reading

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First Seedlings Planted

I spent $5 at Home depot on 12 seedlings this afternoon.  (4 broccoli and 8 lettuce)  I planted half of them in the aquaponics growbed and the other half a raised bed.  I added some seaweed based liquid fertilizer to … Continue reading

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Turning Green

Most of my brand-new trees are starting to show signs of life already.  I’m very excited to see them put out their first leaves.  I’ve held off on planting my warm-weather crops because I’m planning on a late freeze since … Continue reading

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Fruit Trees Planted

Over the past few weekends, all my fruit trees have arrived and been planted. The dwarf trees in the backyard are spaced 7 foot apart. The white dog got into my bed and dug up most of my pea seeds, … Continue reading

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Garden Activity Report – 6 Feb 2010

The frustrating cycle of me being away from home during prime gardening time has started again.  I’m a little late on some things and a little early on some things, but I wanted to get some cool weather vegetables in the ground. … Continue reading

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Garden Update – October 11, 2009

I’ve had some little broccoli and spinach seedlings for over a week now, but it has been raining every day it seemed.  I put on my work boots and slopped through the backyard to get them in the dirt this … Continue reading

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Garden Update April 12, 2009

I made a huge salad from the radishes, leaf lettuce, and a little bit of Swiss chard and baby spinach.

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The Thing About Really Fresh Food

As I was watering my garden tonight, making notes of how everything was doing, picking those dang green worms off the broccoli leaves, I decided I was going to harvest my first head of broccoli. I should have taken a … Continue reading

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Garden Update – March 28, 2009

Amber has been doing the daily maintenance on the garden since I’m out of town. The corn is starting to pop up out of the dirt.

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