Gardening

Getting started with organic gardening

Tomorrow, I’ll be starting a series on beginning organic gardening and would love your thoughts and experiences! Some of the issues I am looking at covering are: What is organic gardening? Plant selection Site selection Soil amendments Beginning composting Weed control Pest control Disease control In the mean time, I’d love to know about your experiences with organic gardening. Have…

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Gardening

Our gardening adventure: A mix of planning and discovery

Taking the lead from Freedom Lover’s Academy and Living Our Way, I thought I’d share some pictures of our garden in progress. First, our hired help. My husband’s baby. The Ford 9N tractor:   He actually left me with specific instructions for staging the photo. “Make sure you get the barn in the background. But not the water heater.” I…

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Gardening

Free March planting calendar for zones 3-10

I finally took some time over the weekend to plan out my spring planting calendar and was pleased to note that the only vegetables I had missed starting on time were those in the brassica family I have vowed never to plant again. At least until next year, when I plan to have a screened box to protect them from…

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