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Feeding the soil, not the plant.

Feeding the soil, not the plant.

Here is an article from my friend, Michael Stucky from Millennium Farms, in Ridgefield, Washington.  He is a genius organic gardener and just an all around great guy.  (I have included some pictures of the plants that I’ve gotten from him.) Michael feeds the soil so well that his plants grow so strong and healthy […]

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Garden Tour

Garden Tour

  This last week I had the pleasure of hosting the Local Garden Club for a garden tour and luncheon.  I thought that I would share our day together with you, as well as some pictures of the garden.   We enjoyed great food and great conversation around the table.    I am really enjoying the […]

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Pole Bean Hideaway

Pole Bean Hideaway

  I saw this idea on Pinterest and I thought that it was just darling! I wanted one for my granddaughter to play in when she comes to visit this summer. I used eight green poles that were six feet long, I bought these at Home Depot in the garden center. Next time, I will […]

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Building a Raspberry Trellis

Building a Raspberry Trellis

Raspberries are such a great addition to your garden.  They are easy to grow and are great producers of amazing tasting fruit. However, they do need a trellis to keep their canes upright.  The trellis’ are fairly easy to build.  Here’s how I did it. If you are building a pair of trellis’, you will […]

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Planting Tomatoes

Planting Tomatoes

  It is time to get your tomatoes in the ground.  I recently learned a new way to plant my tomatoes from the tomato expert in our area.  His method allows you to have a much longer growing season and therefore get more produce.                       […]

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My Flower Garden

My Flower Garden

  I have always thought it would be great to have a “cutting garden.”    A garden just for the purpose of cutting flowers for bouquets, that way you wouldn’t have to cut the flowers in your yard, you could enjoy your flowers both in your yard and inside your home, or to give as gifts.   I […]

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More Fruit for Your Labor

More Fruit for Your Labor

  More Fruit for Your Labor: Prune and Protect Fruit Trees, Grapes and Berries Now I found this article on Home Depot’s website, the information is quite helpful.  Happy Pruning!   Prune fruit trees and grape vines by tidying up dead and weak branches before they break dormancy. Severe pruning results in more fruit and a […]

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Planning Your Garden

Planning Your Garden

  If you are anything like me, you are counting down the days before you can get your hands back into the ground and get your garden planted. Here is a great article that I found at Mother Earth News, written by Deborah Niemann. Deborah Niemann writes about self-reliance, growing food, cooking from scratch, and living […]

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