Category Archives: Gardening

Sufficient Strawberries?

Yesterday’s massive picking-fest went into the freezer… Rosebud has vacuum-sealed 28 pounds so far!

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Dog Vomit Slime Mold

This weird mushroom-ish fungus-y thing recently started popping up in various places that we spread bark this spring. At first, I thought maybe a can of foam insulation had exploded somehow.  But it kept showing up in random places, nowhere … Continue reading

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Things are growing!

My snow peas are enormous! I picked (and promptly ate) the first two pods of the year. My cilantro is growing, and trying to bolt; time for a haircut: … and the lettuce has just plain lost its mind. Lookin’ … Continue reading

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Strawberry Workout

I’ve come to the conclusion that my strawberry patch is just as hard a taskmaster as Jillian Michaels, albeit possibly at a slightly slower pacing. I have definitely achieved my goal for squats and side lunges for today in the … Continue reading

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Transplanting “Volunteers”

Last year, I let dill go to seed by accident.  Observers predicted a bumper crop of dill for this season, since dill tends towards prolific. Plenty of it sprouted this spring, and then I unthinkingly rototilled before rescuing any. I … Continue reading

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Garden Resolution #1

I hereby resolve to start all my seeds in the house next year. Looking for cilantro started from seed is like hunting needles in haystacks!

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Thunderstorm Strawberries

Well, it might not have been the wisest thing to do in the beginning stages of a Class 3 thunderstorm, but I just couldn’t stand the idea of losing the first berries of the year to the hail that’s predicted … Continue reading

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Transplanting Raspberries: A Process Approach

I inherited some red raspberry plants in the garden when we purchased our homestead five years ago.  They are Mr. Caffeinated’s favorite for flavor.  Unfortunately, they are also planted wayyy too close to the pasture fence, and are also very … Continue reading

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Starting seeds

I had a number of seeds that I sowed directly in my garden that never came up, so I’m starting a batch in the house. Better late than never, right? The first few are starting to show signs of life. … Continue reading

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Time to cut garlic scapes

I have been keeping an eye on my garlic patch, because about now is when garlic will try to flower. As I told a friend of mine a while back, when it comes to garlic, you get a choice: either … Continue reading

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