Category Archives: Gardening

Written on Mar, 07, 2013 by in , , | 1 Comment.

I’ve been gardening for a few years, but my attempts at starting my garden from seeds has only been moderately successful. We did not have rooms with a lot of light. The house was a bit drafty. We had cats that liked to nibble on the young greens. Yes, not perfect growing conditions by far. We recently moved into a …

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Written on May, 10, 2011 by in , | Leave a comment

I know that I’ve promised you this post on our hydroponic set up for a while but I logged in yesterday to see that the draft I thought I had written up had somehow disappeared so I’m beginning again! Please know that we don’t really have a clue what we are doing so follow out methods at your own risk, …

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Written on Apr, 09, 2011 by in , , | 5 Comments.

We don’t really have a clue what we are doing, but we’ve decided to give hydroponic gardening a go. The thought of fresh from the garden lettuce and spinach, year round, was just too tempting. I plan on documenting our journey so that firstly, we can learn from the experience and second, hopefully you can learn something, too. This week’s …

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It’s time for Friday Fave Five again. Please be sure to hop over to Living to Tell the Story to share your blessings and joys from the week. 1. Reading aloud to the kids in the in middle of the day. We used to read aloud a lot when we were using Sonlight (before wee baby) but we’d kind of …

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Written on Mar, 20, 2011 by in , | 4 Comments.

Well, spring is in the air (or well, kind of in the air) and while it will be nearly another three months before we’ll safely be able to plant seedlings in our gardens I’m already beginning the thing about what we’ll be growing this year. Last year was the first time that we did raised bed square foot gardening and …

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Written on Sep, 06, 2010 by in , | Leave a comment

After a rocky start, my garden has finally started producing for us. We’ve had decent success with pretty much everything that we’ve grown this year. We did loose our corn but I wasn’t expecting that to amount to anything. Our chard didn’t quite survive it’s encounter with fungus (or something) though it is still trying to come back . The …

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Written on Jul, 29, 2010 by in , | Leave a comment

Soon to be green bell pepper Soon to be Tiny Tim tomatoes Just about a zucchini Bush beans next week Nice, as our spinach has now gone to seed, earwigs ate our head lettuce, and we’re just about done the leave lettuce.

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Help! There’s something wrong with my garden. One of our 4 x 4 square foot above ground containers seems to have come down with something and it is even jumping the container and heading towards my spinach in the next box over! It appears to have started in the swiss chard with just a few leaves looking dried and then …

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Well, since I no longer have a baby belly to update about weekly, I’ve decided to update on my other little project, the square foot garden. I’ve been quite impressed with it’s growth. I think the mix of warm days and on and off showers has done wonders for it. The only think we planted from seeds were bean bush …

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