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What to do about Weeds

June 25th, 2012 · No Comments

I find my garden struggling this year.  Nothing seems to want to grow and some plants have just kicked off quicker than I can get them in.  It’s very discouraging to walk by the garden and see the weeds thriving and the veggies struggling.  I have decided that if you can’t beat them, eat them. […]

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10 Places to Buy Vegetable Seeds

April 6th, 2012 · No Comments

If you are new to vegetable gardening, one of the big decisions you will need to make is whether to buy seeds or plants and where to buy them.  You can buy plants locally at your neighborhood walmart, garden center or home center.  If you are buying seeds, you might want to check out some […]

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Richmond Mayor Urges More Community Gardens

April 5th, 2012 · No Comments

Channel 12 reports on Mayor Jone’s call to create more community gardens in Richmond, VA. RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones is going after blighted, vacant lots. He’s urging the creation of more community gardens in the city and he’s even asking City Council to pass an ordinance offering neighborhoods and organizations, empty […]

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5 Ways to Have Homegrown Vegetables without a Garden

April 5th, 2012 · No Comments

There is so much in the news about commercial vegetables making people sick;  listeria in cantelopes, salmonella and e coli in lettuce, etc.  Most grocery store vegetables are shipped in from all over the world.  They are grown in factory farms, picked early so they can survive shipping and then processed in factorys for shipping. […]

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Gardening Time!

April 4th, 2012 · No Comments

I spent a few hours getting my raised bed gardens ready for planting.  It mostly consisted of pulling up last year’s plant remains and raking the soil to get rid of weeds.  One of the benefits of raised bed gardening is there is no plowing or tilling required.  The soil stays pliant and is easily […]

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Garden Calendar: When the Whippoorwil Calls

April 26th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I live in an area where almost everyone  learned to plant from their parents and grandparents.  You plant corn when the whippoorwil starts calling.  You plant above ground vegetables in the light of the moon and root crops in the dark of the moon.   This is the way things have been done for generations. Being […]

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Garden Calendar: April 13, 2010

April 13th, 2010 · 2 Comments

I have decided to document the kinds of vegetables that I plant and their progress through the year.  I have been experimenting with different types of the same vegetables and really need to keep track of how they do.  Last week we planted 30 cabbage slips.  I believe they were Market Pride. Today I put […]

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Rites of Spring

April 11th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Spring is here!  Although last week, I thought we had jumped right into summer with temperatures in the mid 90s.  This week we are back to spring with temperatures in the 60s and 70s and nights in the 40s. The garden has been plowed and disced and then smoothed with the harrow.  You might notice […]

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Have You Started Planning Your Garden?

January 5th, 2010 · No Comments

The holidays are over and the ground is frozen here in Virginia.   It’s too cold outside to want to do more than the bare necessities and you would think that gardening would be the farthest thing from my mind.   I actually like to spend these cold winter days planning my garden.  As I have mentioned, […]

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Have You Met Rosebud?

January 4th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Rosebud is a very special mule.  She came to us as a rescue and was severely underweight.  She has been my project for the last 4 months.  Because of her age, it has been an uphill battle to put weight on her.  Randy has told me several times that it would be impossible to actually […]

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