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The First Amendment

No, not free speech, although that’s great too. I’m referring to my activities this spring, the first time since we built our raised beds in 2012 that we’ve needed to significantly add material (other than a little compost and organic matter here and there) to the beds. 147 more words

Soil & Amendments

Mineral Deficient Soils

We all know that vegetables and fruits found in the typical market place lack the fullness of precious minerals and nutrients that are bodies need, the soils in which they are grown in are mineral deficient. 117 more words

Soil Amendments

there will (not) be blood (meal)

Yesterday I posted a list of experiments that I want to try in the 2015 vegetable garden. There was one listing that I finished writing, then deleted. 308 more words

Vegetable Garden

stockpile, plan wait

The winter wears on.  Even now in early March there’s no prospect of any temperatures in the 10-day forecast that might thaw the ground in the least. 190 more words

Vegetable Garden

Bulbing Onion Test Results

Hi friends!

The bulbing onion test results are finally in. For those of you who have been waiting patiently for the results and would like to review my test information from the beginning or if you’re unfamiliar with the test I performed and would like to learn more, you can check out the details in my original post… 1,892 more words

Desert Gardening

Cover crops!

I had been thinking of doing something over the winter to refresh our raised beds. Then, a friend offered me some leftover cover crop seed she had gotten from my favorite local seed supplier, … 218 more words


The Acid Test

My blueberries are not growing. Surviving not thriving? I’ve used a powdered soil ‘acidifier’ since planting them last fall, but I started to wonder. Was it doing the trick? 161 more words