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Precipice of Bounty

Just like last August, my vegetables are on the tip of really producing a lot of yield. And, just like last August, I am leaving for a business trip – thankfully only for a week this time instead of a whole month. That means I will be able to take part in the harvest this […]

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Garden 2008

The second year garden has a head of steam on it and seems to be doing quite well. I already have two crops grown, eaten, and done. Check out this year’s sowing: eggplant watermelon squash (two varieties) cucumber (for pickling) potatoes peas bush beans bok choy cabbage tomatoes (6 varieties – pig pen, josephine, early […]

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I Am A Closet Vermiculturist

Yes, i think it is time I admit the truth. I have worms living in my basement. It was only a few months ago that I purchase 500 Red Wigglers and put them into a series of stacked, black plastic bins in my basement. Then I began to feed and water them – modestly at […]

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Vermi-Bust

I left work early today to go listen to a vermiculture lecture I had heard about. When I got to the place, it was locked up tighter than a buckeye in a squirrel’s left cheek. I got soaked in the rain. My notes on the lecture: no worms, lots of rain.

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Prospect’s Garden IV

My flower bed has sprung some sprouts! I put a variety of annuals in this bed and they seem to be doing well. Today I put some fertilizer and mulch down. just to have some cut flowers around. It faces the dining room windows. Hopefully, I will be able to look out on nice bunches […]

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67 Prospect’s Garden

Today I made a delicious salad from the greens in my garden. I had to thin out some of the vegetables. Instead of throwing them away, I cooked them up! There are beet, broccoli, and carrot greens, along with lettuce, basil, and cilantro. The tomato and asiago were bought down the street.

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Prospect’s Garden III

Hey! I have seedlings! Who would have thunk. This is about three weeks after I built the beds. Notice that large green thing near the for right corner of the first bed. It came up of its own accord – I certainly did not plant it. Because the soil is largely compost, and because it […]

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67 Prospect’s Garden II

I got some compost from my mom’s compost pile. That is what is in the garbage bags. I got the framing from the rugby pitch. It is an old dock that floated down to Indianola during a flood a few years back. The decking is made out of recycled plastic and is pretty sturdy. It […]