Category Archives: Outside Garden

Outdoor garden (again) and a sitting spot

My husband cleared out some space from the jungle behind the wood shop shed and we’re turning it into a sitting spot.  It’s the only part of our property that has shade for a large part of the day during … Continue reading

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The 2014 Garden

I didn’t post any updates during the 2014 garden year, but here are some pictures from 2014 to show where things were going in the garden before I had to stop . Peppers and Jerusalem artichoke Potted plants in the … Continue reading

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We Begin Anew

It’s hard for me to believe that I haven’t made an entry to this blog since 2013.  Life got upheaved for us here toward the end of 2013, and a lot of changes happened as a result. The 2014 garden … Continue reading

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Kicking Into a New Gear

The garden was starting to move in the same direction it has moved every year in the second half of July and August. Plants were dying back and really struggling to survive. Production slowed down drastically. Leaf footed bugs and … Continue reading

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Pill Bugs and Sow Bugs

I was rather startled recently to learn that sometimes pill bugs and sow bugs eat crop plants. I had always thought of them as gentle tenders of the soil, never as a potential problem for my crops. I planted the … Continue reading

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Straw Bale Beds

I’ve been experimenting with straw bale beds since last fall. I used them in a couple of difficult spots where the soil is very poor and I didn’t have the time or the materials to make the soil suitable for … Continue reading

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Other Life

Some insects, insect larvae, insect eggs, and other creatures that have been spotted around the garden in recent weeks: Seven spotted ladybug larvae. If you see this creature in your garden, don’t kill it Toads are a garden ally Frogs … Continue reading

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