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Garden Journey 2013 #7: May Garden

08-14-2013 09:20 AM by justjoel | 3 comments »

Since I now have three separate areas in the backyard that are mainly dedicated to veggies and herbs, I’m naming them each after the month that most of their planting was complete. This has been my main garden since we moved here about 5 years ago, and has of course changed over the years. Being in the center between the east and west fences this area gets the best and longest sun, though the back corner of the east side doesn’t fair as well as the west side. I usually make this garden...

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Garden Journey 2013 #6: April Garden

08-08-2013 11:11 AM by justjoel | 3 comments »

Since I now have three separate areas in the backyard that are mainly dedicated to veggies and herbs, I’m naming them each after the month that most of their planting was complete. April Garden This space was just added last year, and mostly housed two kinds of pumpkins that didn’t get quite ripe enough as I completed the area and planted rather late. So this year it was planted first, essentially in April, and therefore is doing well (though the broccoli is the only thing that I’ve har...

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Garden Journey 2013 #5: The Backyard

08-07-2013 03:39 PM by justjoel | 2 comments »

I feel like I’ve really worked my tail off this year, and will soon produce photos and blog entries to prove it. And though I don’t have many actual fruits of my labors yet, the gardens are the fullest and healthiest I’ve had since I began this journey. My flower garden where my latest trellis is has been a bit of a disappointment, but that’s my fault. It’s mainly that I didn’t get to spend as much time on it as I wanted since I was creating and tending to new areas in both the front and b...

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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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Garden Journey 2013 #3: EVERYTHING needs to be done FIRST!

06-28-2013 03:12 PM by justjoel | 7 comments »

It’s really hard to know where to begin. And that has sort of been the theme, I suppose, of the yard & garden so far this year: Where do I begin? And sometimes I’m slow to start for trying to figure out what project or chore needs to be done before I can move on to the next part. Planning, it takes planning. And it takes changes in plans, and changes to the changes. Sheesh. The whole year has sort of been like when my wife asked me why I was pulling weeds in the flower bed, when I said...

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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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Beginnings of a square foot garden #1: Raised beds becoming something more

04-26-2013 12:01 AM by quicksilver | 29 comments »

I will try to keep you all updated on my progress.Any help would be appreciated on such things as flowers to scare away the bugs.Companion planting at this point is still new and strange.I do have a square foot garden planting layout.Thanks to all

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Gardening with Nature #2: Developing a Blueberry Guild

02-03-2013 03:26 PM by Radicalfarmergal | 13 comments »

I have a blueberry patch on the western side of my property that contains nine northern high-bush blueberry plants that are approximately five years old. The varieties include: Northblue, Northsky, Northland, Early Bluejay, Bluecrop, Jersey and Patriot. Given the variety of bushes, our harvest is staggered from early July to late August. Around the bushes I have a thick groundcover of pine needles, woodchips, Creeping Charlie, French sorrel and strawberries. The Creeping Charlie thrives, ...

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