Monthly Archives: May 2014

Potato Cage

Structure: approximately 3’x3′ of hardware cloth connected end to end with wire, lined with newspaper Contents: 6 inches of dirt, a layer of seed potatoes, covered with unsifted compost Advertisements

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Building our garden

I was excited to move into a home that had great landscaping started. There are so many day lilies and hostas on our property, our backyard resembles a jungle in July. However, I wanted an edible garden, and luckily we had … Continue reading

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The First Salad

My Honey and I enjoyed our first salad from the garden last week. The forecast called for nighttime lows in the mid-30s and I got nervous for the plants’ survival. I rigged up some extra covers on the trellis to … Continue reading

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First things first: The compost bin

Any basic introduction to organic gardening will stress the importance of soil quality. Compost starts as a tossed pile of gathered leaves, scattered grass clippings, and scraps from the kitchen. The decaying plant matter plays host to hungry guests who … Continue reading

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