Category Archives: In the Garden

New Orchard

Winter seems to be coming to an end, despite an April Fools’ Day snowfall.  I spent the past weekend spreading mulch across the landscaping.  I also got my “orchard” started – 3 young apple trees.  I’ve planted Macoun, Empire, and … Continue reading

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All Well

All is well on the homefront… Headed south of the Mason-Dixon this weekend to see my kid sister graduate from college. My wife is still about 2 weeks from delivery. It’s a nice day out, so I’m going to see … Continue reading

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Productive Weekend

Didn’t get it posted yesterday, but had a pretty productive weekend. Got the mess of weeds and “ground cover” between my neighbor’s house and mine cleaned out – at least my half of the mess. Turned all of that soil … Continue reading

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Garden Update

At Hermit’s request – a garden update. The beans are done for the year – I need to rip ’em out and mulch them. Something came through and knocked over about a quarter of the corn – probably a tree … Continue reading

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Frozen Vegetables

Or soon to be, at any rate. 3 pounds, 6 ounces of fresh green beans, headed to the deep freeze for later. Now we wait for the garden to make more. Original post blogged on b2evolution.

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Garden Update

Six foot fence, six foot plus corn. Original post blogged on b2evolution.

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Weekly Update

I’m playing catch-up today… Let’s see what happened this week. We had a very fast, very violent storm come through Tuesday evening. My huge maple was whipping around like a willow. There were a lot of big branches down around … Continue reading

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Planting

I had to swing by the Home Despot today, so I grabbed some of their transplant ready seedlings to hurry my garden along. One cherry tomato, one yellow tomato, one white eggplant (why not, right?), one basil and one dill. … Continue reading

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Weekend Update

We’ve had quite a bit of rain in the last couple of days. The garden has loved it – most of the corn I planted has come up, the beans are busting out, and the carrots have graced me with … Continue reading

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Rice Shortage & Garden Update

I stopped at the big warehouse store on my way home today. Wandering down the rice isle, I was in the land of plenty. Clearly, the reported rice shortages of last month have resolved themselves, or people have forgotten all … Continue reading

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