Tag Archives: Soil

Making the Most of My Time in the Kitchen Garden

I’ve recently had a couple of people question the amount of time I spend in the garden. I thought about their questions and what I do do to work productively.  In the spring and early summer I do spend several hours each day with maintenance, staking, stringing and mostly weeding.  Which is something all gardeners […]

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Peas, Peas, Everywhere!

I am typing this surrounded by my beautiful peas.  I have some in the fridge, some on the counter and more on the vine waiting to be picked.  Let me tell you there is nothing sweeter and more flavorful than a home grown pea! Peas are every gardeners success story!  You get to plant them […]

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Black Locust Tree

I am not in any way shape or form a morning person.  You can ask the people I live with, I don’t like to get up and I can be a bit grumpy in the morning, or so they say!  Anyway since I ended up with all those darn roosters, I have to keep Foghorn […]

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Fruit Trees Arrived & Planted

My fruit trees arrived last night via UPS.  They came packed in a box and looked like nothing more than twigs. That is exactly how they are supposed to look!! Choosing the type of fruit tree to grow is really the easiest part of your decision. The second choice you must consider is size. Dwarf– […]

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Blackberry Bushes ‘Planting’ Part I

Around seven years ago I thought I would like to have Grapes in the backyard.  I put a  small arbor up, planted a variety of grape plants and watched them grow over the years.  That is all I did.  Not one grape was ever eaten, smashed or drunk.  BLAH! I decided to yank the plants […]

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Seed Starting…

Seed Starting time…… One of the highlights of the winter season is starting my seeds. The catalogs come, I order, and I make a run to Home Depot for my cells and mix and wait patiently for the date to get started. I usually only start seeds of plants I can not readily find available […]

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