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Permaculture #5: Four Season Organic Farm in Maine - 45 years of perfecting cold climate farming

11-25-2013 07:57 PM by daltxguy | 2 comments »

IN THE GARDENThe Land That Keeps Giving http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/23/garden/living-off-the-land-in-maine-even-in-winter.html?_r=0&pagewanted=all By ANNE RAVERPublished: February 22, 2012 Four Season Farm in Maine IT was early February, when the 10-hour day returns here on the 44th parallel, and Barbara Damrosch could see it in the brighter green leaves of her tatsoi and spinach growing in the unheated greenhouse attached to the house she shares with her husband, Eliot Col...

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New State - New Gardens! #4: Garden Progress - July 24, 2013

07-25-2013 02:06 PM by Retsof | 3 comments »

I’m very happy with my gardens so far this year. The fridge is stocked up with wonderful fresh organic veggies from both of my gardens. So far, I’ve harvested squash, peas, wax beans, green beans, purple pod beans, french string beans, fava beans, radishes, lettuce, tomatoes, dill, cucumbers, rutabagas, broccoli, and beets. Meals have been fantastic since the veggies have started producing. We have had ratatouille, grilled zucchini and summer squash, breaded and fried squash...

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New State - New Gardens! #3: June 2, 2013 - Frosts, Floods, and Pyramid Schemes!

06-02-2013 01:29 PM by Retsof | 3 comments »

It’s been 25 days since I posted an update on my gardens. So much has happened that it’s difficult to know where to start. From May 5th to May 26th, things were going pretty much as expected. I was busy planting, watering, and weeding as I gradually filled the remaining space in the garden. Somewhere around May 15th, we had two nights of frost warnings, so I delayed putting in my cold sensitive plants until the weather warmed up. The onions and potatoes were growing nicely ...

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New State - New Gardens! #2: Square Foot Layout , Mulching, Solar Power, and Pollination

05-08-2013 06:52 AM by Retsof | 3 comments »

My Square Foot Layout: Here are a few photos that I took while I was digging out the garden using my 4’ x 4’ grid. I made two of these grids that bolt together to form a 4’ x 8’ platform that sits on two sawhorses for cutting large sheet goods (plywood, beadboard, pegboard, etc.) with my track saw (I’m also a Lumberjocks.com member). As I was sketching out my garden plans, I realized that I already had the perfect 16 square grid to layout my garden. I...

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New State - New Gardens! #1: Growing Organic Vegetables in the Catskill Mountains

05-05-2013 05:25 PM by Retsof | 3 comments »

Hi Gardentenders! I haven’t posted here in a while because I was in the middle of moving and had to break down all my gardens. I have relocated from Las Vegas, NV (zone 9) to a small town in the Catskill Mountains in Upstate New York (zone 4a). If you take a look at my older blog entries, you will see that I was into container gardening, out of necessity, when I lived in the desert. This year, I am taking some of what I learned in Las Vegas, and applying it to two much bigger ga...

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Garden Journey 2013 #2: Early Spring

03-22-2013 09:18 PM by justjoel | 8 comments »

I feel like I’ve got a good start on the season, best I’ve felt of any past years at least. I’ve got a new seed starting station, a new cold frame, I’ve carved a few dibbers, and this past week I added to my tulip trellis thing – wasn’t enough “surface” really, for anything to climb well, so now it is a ”flaming tulip trellis thing.” It worked okay for the cucumber last year, but it’ll be better now for the Black-Eyed Susan Vine I’ve got planned for it, especially moved in a sunnier spo...

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Living Green(er) #7: Carbonated Water

06-23-2012 06:22 AM by MsDebbieP | 4 comments »

June 23/12 Although highly committed to the environment I also enjoy many pleasures of today’s society which are not so eco-friendly. On my journey to live “green-er” I am seeking out alternatives and compromises to those pleasures. This week’s “heat wave” had me drinking a lot of colas, which I know really wasn’t helping with thirst, but I do enjoy the fizz. Now, normally, I just wouldn’t buy the pop. I can live without it, but when it is...

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2012 Pond Adventures #6: Edible Pond Plants

06-11-2012 09:16 AM by MsDebbieP | 8 comments »

June 11/12 Earlier this year I planted some watercress in a floating container and put it in our upper pond (the filtration section). It didn’t take long before I saw some little sprouts stickin their heads up out of the soil. I might have planted them too thick, but “live and learn” is one of the many mottos of a gardener. Also, other than knowing that watercress is edible, I don’t think I have ever eaten it so I am unsure of when to harvest. But I keep my eye o...

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Misc #19: Edible Weeds: Why Eat Weeds?

06-10-2012 01:34 PM by MsDebbieP | 5 comments »

Why Eat Weeds? Why not? I had a conversation with my daughter yesterday about this subject. We went through the “eww” stage and then into the “yah but” stage … “but” ... we plant lettuce to eat“but” ... lettuce is just a plant, the same as a so-called weed“but” ... lettuce is just a leafy green the same as a so-called weed“but” ... we want tasty food … and the so-called weeds seem to have more flavour...

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Misc #21: Edible Weeds: Lamb's Quarters

06-10-2012 09:55 AM by MsDebbieP | 2 comments »

Lamb’s Quarters—one of the few plants that, for me, is easily recognized as a weed. Huh—one of the few weeds that I know is a weed and now I find out that it is edible and highly nutritious! The Goodness sow as a green fertilizer can be juiced seeds can be used for a porridge steam leaves as you would spinach (steaming recommended) anti-gas benefits when eaten with beans nutrition: leaves contain about 3.9% protein, 0.76% fat, 8.93% carbohydrate, 3% ash ...

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