So the second month after planting came and went on the 24th… Here was the growth after one month, and at the two month mark last week… We’ve been enjoying a side dish of Green Beans once or twice a week for about a month, and Radishes aplenty… Only a trickle so far from the Cherry Tomatoes (and none from the Big Boys), even though the plants are loaded! We’ve got a varmint problem, as I first discovered with the Pumpkin Plants… Something has been...
Hi all, I haven’t logged on here in quite a while. We decided to tear up a lot of the lawn and put in an urban vegetable garden, I still wanted to keep the street appeal, but I wanted a garden that would give back. Here’s a before & after (well ongoing ;)):
In mid-January this year, I decided to set a goal to loose 50lbs by the end of 2012 by eating healthier and staying active (I hate making New Years Resolutions, so I waited until January 10th to make mine). I quit eating fast food cold turkey. Drastically cut down on red meat (though I haven’t completely eliminated it from my diet yet), cut down on dairy, and limited carbs to whole grains and complex carbs (9 grain wheat bread, whole wheat tortillas, etc.) My rules for the diet a...
Well, I let June finish and July slip by without updating this, so things have grown a bit since last time I was here, especially the gourds. The “fancy mix” ones on the back trellis were doing so well I had to extend the trellises up some and remove two of the plants (that I expected to do). Got these former arch pieces for free from a garage sale when I bought something else; all I did was ask, “what were those things?” Gourd flower and a bee doing thei...
Suggestions from a guy who has gardened for more than 25 years …Start Small – For most beginners, smaller is better. A 100 square foot garden – say, 10 feet by 10 feet – is plenty. Even a 4 ft. by 5 ft. garden or a few containers on your deck or patio can be very rewarding.The Basics – there are 5 basic requirements: – Good soil – Seeds and/or plants – Water – Fertilizer – Weed and bug control.Good Soil – Good g...
How to Save Money by Growing More of Your Own FoodGrow highly productive vegetables – lots of yield for the space allocated – that you enjoy eating and that you can harvest from spring through fall. Since you’re limited to the surface area that you have on the ground, “go vertical” to get the most production from the space that you have.Waste nothing. Eat it, share it with someone in the community, or compost it.Money-saving VegetablesPole beans ...
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