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I Made a Mistake

Months ago back in the autumn I wasn’t thinking.  I definitely wasn’t thinking of the convenience of my spring self.  And now my spring self is a little disappointed with my autumn self. 734 more words

Sarah The Gardener

Chicken(s), part 2

After reading the first chicken post, you’re convinced you absolutely need some chickens in your garden. But how do you start? What do you need? 876 more words


Permaculture Gardening - Planting pumpkin, rockmelon, tumeric, ginger and tomatoes

Sheet-mulching a “dead” area of the vegetable garden to improve the soil and make it drought resistant.
Then planting pumpkin, rockmelon, tumeric, ginger and tomatoes.

The Vegetable Garden

Preparing the 3rd Tier of our vegetable garden for cropping

Now that the 2nd tier is complete, it’s time to work on the 3rd tier. I can wait to see what this place is going to look like in a couple of months, with everything in bloom.

The Vegetable Garden

Groundcovers – Make Sweet Spots in Your Yard

Do you have an area in your yard where grass will not grow? Or a slope that seems to be eroding with every rainfall? If so, then a groundcover may be the solution. 614 more words


A Papered Garden

Our ground cherry plants have been showering berries on their garden bed for the last couple months, and we have been reaching under the sprawling stems to retrieve them. 131 more words


Wildflowers and mowing

I spent the morning taking care of some exciting mowing. I set myself a goal of filling a wheelbarrow with clippings each time I mow. I have just been adding the clippings to a pile near the compost heap to cure and use as mulch or for adding to the compost pile. 47 more words

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