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Oh Deer!

July 24, 2012


I stopped to water my garden on the way to work today, and was saddened/angered/seriously bummed to find that 2/3 of my carrots were missing.  Judging by all the prints, the deer enjoyed themselves last night.  I snapped a picture with my phone, lest any of my fellow gardeners skeptically suggest it was the work […]

Tomato Spectacular

July 10, 2012


I love growing tomatoes.  I love the scent of the plants, the shape of the leaves, the way they branch and grow, and of course, the tomatoes themselves.  I grow tomatoes on my porch in self-watering containers.  That way there’s no weeding, and no matter how busy I am, it’s easy to make time to […]

Operation: Weed Killa’

July 8, 2012


My garden was out of control.  It was time to get down to business.  Four hours later – tired, sweaty, and covered in dirt – I dragged myself home for a much-needed snack.  Here are the fruits of my labor: I carried out six 5-gallon buckets of weeds.  That’s thirty gallons of weeds.  I guess […]

Massive Garden Update

May 31, 2012


The last week has been a busy one for gardening. Weeding, watering, and planting galore! Here, let me show you: If you’re curious, the tomato varieties are Cosmonaut Volkov, Silver Fir, Pineapple, Green Sausage, and Czech Bush. The melons are Banana Melons. Temperatures are getting into the low 40s at night, I hope my plant […]

Lesson Learned

May 19, 2012


It’s only May and I’ve already learned a valuable gardening related lesson.  Straw makes a lovely mulch in Fall and Winter, but in Spring, it sprouts.  This meant a great deal of additional weeding.  Here, let me show you what I mean. I planted kale and broccoli raab in the pool garden, but guess what […]

Return of the Porch Garden

May 14, 2012


About two weeks ago, before I went out of town, I took an afternoon and got my porch garden in order.  It had gotten unruly over the winter, and needed some serious tending.  There are peas just starting to sprout out the now, and I’ll be transferring my starters out there sometime this month.  Here […]

They’re Multiplying!

April 16, 2012


Some of you may have been around last year when Accomplice 1,  Accomplice 2a, and I first put in our pool gardens.  (If you missed it check them out here.)  I went out to work on my pool on Thursday.  I was excited to find that a good number of earth worms have worked their […]