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It’s mid-March and I’m itching to start in my garden but the weather conditions are just not practical – not even for cool-weather crops like peas, ruccola, and spinach. Even with a high-bed and containers which normally warm up faster … Continue reading
Hubs recently started experiementing in the garden, ‘planting’ a wooden stump impregnated with mushroom spores. As it won’t produce until about August, a friend presented him with a few easy-to-cultivate, pre-impregnated mediums (straw, hay??) in plastic bags. I’ve never heard … Continue reading
This weekend was AWESOME! I got to enjoy one of my favorite late spring/early summer activities with one of my favorite persons – Hub’s Oma. Nothing holds the taste and scent of summer more intensely as strawberries and no berry … Continue reading
Tomorrow is the first of June and the beginning of summer! The moments of preparation and care will now bring forth fruit and hopefully lots of it on a consistent basis. Still, everything’s not as easy as it seems. Last … Continue reading
Prior to receiving a large garbage bag full of roots with the instructions to plant them in sun at the same depth at which they were previously planted; I’d never payed any attention to peonies. Oh yeah, in Austria they’re … Continue reading
The last month and a half just sped by and although I haven’t posted, I did document. Most things have been a success so far but a few casualties did occur. I’m still in awe of how quickly everything’s grown … Continue reading
If it was possible to do everything wrong….I did! First, let it be known…I fell into raising plants from seedlings…seriously, I had no idea what I was doing, was resistant (see last post), and the results speak for themselves. The … Continue reading
Just a quick update on how things are progressing thus far: I’ve been emotionally distancing myself from the seedlings in an attempt to dampen the affect of the inevitable. There’s a reason folks have all that prep stuff! The neighborhood … Continue reading
A few weeks ago, a fellow blogger asked if I’d started on the spring garden as yet, which given our cold, gray skies, hadn’t even been given a thought. The organic gardening stores hadn’t started hawking their wares yet – … Continue reading
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