Category Archives: Gardening

Gardening Progress (and setbacks)

I wrote quite a bit ago about my project to build garden beds and try doing my own transplants. Well, I’ve had mixed results. I did build the garden beds. One was a raised bed and the other two are … Continue reading

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12 New Things – 3. Set Up New Gardens

My March goal for the 12 New Things challenge is to set up a new square foot garden and possibly a perennial cutting garden and an herbal garden. I posted a little while ago about my efforts to get the … Continue reading

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In The Garden: getting ready

We don’t have much space for gardening, but I am looking to expand on last year’s garden anyway. A garden-enthusiast co-worker of Aaron’s recommended the book Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew. It describes a gardening technique perfect for my … Continue reading

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12 New Things – 1b and 1c: Diaper and Dishwasher Detergent

This is part of the 12 New Things projects I’m doing this year. Homemade Dishwashing Detergent Goal: Frugal homemade dishwasher detergent that really gets the dishes clean and doesn’t leave a film. Experiment: Here’s some great recipes and discussions. I tried … Continue reading

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There are brown thumbprints all over my garden!

One of my dreams is to be a fantastic gardener and have a huge fruit and vegetable garden, possibly even a small greenhouse, from which we grow most of our food. It’s a big dream, folks. For starters, we don’t yet … Continue reading

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