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How does your garden grow?

Although I’ve paid my garden little attention since planted, it seems to be growing strong. As are the weeds! I’ve managed to keep the weeds in the beds to a … Continue reading

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Cleaning Out the Greenhouse

The day was sunny and cool, a high of 60. Yet, inside the greenhouse, even with the door and a vent open, the temperature was 80 degrees. I spent the … Continue reading

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Giant Sunflowers

This is the first year that I’ve been successful at growing giant sunflowers. I’m fairly certain the chickens sabotaged my prior attempts by eating the seed. In early summer I … Continue reading

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Summer Arrives with August in Maine

Summer has finally arrived with hot and humid weather. After waiting so long for summer-like weather, I have to keep reminding myself not to whine. I really don’t like hot … Continue reading

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Garden Lust

I had the opportunity to tour a friend’s garden this weekend. The experience has me dreaming about rows of garden beds. Agribond over hoops cover a row of tomatoes started … Continue reading

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Time and Mother Nature Conspiring Against Me

I’ve mentioned my greenhouse from time to time. We’ve been planning a green house for years. We started small with two variations of a cover for my raised beds. We … Continue reading

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Holy Tomatoes!

“Holy tomatoes!” exclaimed Hannah when she spied the result of my morning’s work. With ground prep beginning today on the greenhouse, we needed to move the garden fence to give … Continue reading

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The Last Day Lily

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The day lilies are all but spent. One lone blossom remains in my garden. I stopped to admire the flower and was surprised to discover that I’m not the only … Continue reading

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An End of August Garden

This last weekend in August found me in the garden wishing I could restart the month. I’m not ready for the growing season to wind down, especially when I’m having … Continue reading

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A Bountiful Day

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I love days like today – sunny summer days when the only thought on my mind is working in the garden. It’s satisfying to see the garden producing. Although, harvesting … Continue reading

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It’s A Jungle Out There: Hugelkulture Update

It appears that I’ve finally hit on a gardening strategy that works in my inhospitable clay soil. After a few years of playing with raised beds, my hugulkulture experiment is … Continue reading

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This Weekend in My Garden

Snapshots from the garden this weekend… My hugulkultures are doing great. You’re looking at pumpkins, zucchini and cucumbers. In hindsight, I may have placed them a little close together and … Continue reading

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My New Garden Strategy: Hugelkulture

Gardening in a climate where you run the furnace 6.5 months out of the year can be challenging. Not only are we fairly far north – the 44th parallel – … Continue reading

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Spring in the Mailbox

The ground may be frozen and snowy, but spring arrived in my mailbox yesterday. Given my gardening history, I may have been just a little optimistic when ordering seeds – … Continue reading

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An Afternoon in The Garden that Could Have Been

I spent the afternoon harvesting (almost) the last of my veggies. The Bennett family could live like Kings if one could survive on carrots, garlic, and herbs alone. ‘Cause that’s … Continue reading

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Hens and Chicks of Another Variety

This spring,Granny Gadget sent me hens and chicks. Not of the laying variety, but a new plant for my garden. They looked a bit like a cactus. I didn’t have … Continue reading

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Where’s the Justice?

I have only been seriously gardening for the last few years. I work painstakingly to create the perfect garden environment for growing my vegetables. I read up on growing veggies. … Continue reading

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Kale Under Attack

Something has invaded my kale bed. I went out last night to harvest some kale for dinner and found the entire bed nibbled within an inch of its life. Upon … Continue reading

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Feasting on Lilacs

My lilacs are in full bloom making the garden smell wonderul. As I sit and write this, the breeze is carrying the scent of lilac in the window. Late this … Continue reading

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The Moss-Lined Raised Garden Experiment

Last summer I lamented that my raised bed gardens didn’t do as well as my neighbors’. He told me his secret is lining the bottom of the raised bed with … Continue reading

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