Tag Archives: gardening

Irrigation system

Another gardening guest post courtesy of Matthew, AKA Farmer Brown.  For all things garden-related, check out the new Browns’ Green Garden page. Background I’ve been gardening for a while now, and I’ve watered by hand, from rain barrels, with a … Continue reading

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July garden tour

Here’s another slide show from the garden.  Given the fact that we’re baking here (and will be for the foreseeable future), we’re very thankful to have the new drip irrigation system in place (guest post on that coming soon). It’s … Continue reading

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Early May garden tour

Matthew and his mom have been hard at work this spring, putting in time weeding and mulching now to [theoretically] reduce the workload later.  For mulch, Matthew purchased several bales of straw — transporting them to the garden two or … Continue reading

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Garden goods

Despite the craziness of having a baby in the middle of the summer, we managed to have a great year garden-wise.  Understandably, my involvement in the actual gardening, and in putting up the food, was even more limited than usual.  … Continue reading

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Monumental fennel

Look what our garden made! A gigantic fennel bulb!  It’s always fun to try something new in the garden.*  We tried fennel last year, but never got beyond a tiny little plant.  Not so this year! We roasted the bulb, … Continue reading

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Surviving the gardening blitz

Going into it, I honestly wasn’t sure how I would hold up during Saturday’s garden blitz.  We had one shot to get in our potatoes and spring crops — one day where the soil was dry enough (barely), we had … Continue reading

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Seed starting: Make a functional, affordable heat box

Special guest post by Matthew Functional, Affordable Seed starting heat source . . . I’ve used this one with great success and reliability for four sets of plants now.  We set our thermostat pretty low in the winter, so the … Continue reading

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