Category Archives: Gardening

Replanting onions

My mother in law sent me some onions that she’d thinned from her garden, to “eat or plant”.  I decided I’d have my cake and eat it too. First, I cut the root end off, along with a 1/4 to … Continue reading

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Respacing the garlic

I think I may have missed a few bulbs of garlic last year when we dug them up. I had quite a few clumps come up that would lead one to assume this is the case. I carefully pried them … Continue reading

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Guardian of the post holes

The new line of posts for raspberry plant support wires is going in. Hunter has established himself as the posthole guard in case someone tries to walk off with them. Besides, there might be something interesting down there!

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Garden Prep VII: Marigolds

I plant marigolds along the border of my garden every year.  This year, I may even plant them in the rows between my edibles. Marigolds are supposed to help attract pollinators and predator bugs, and repel the nasties that want … Continue reading

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First salad of spring!

Today I cut this year’s first homegrown salad from the cut-and-come-again lettuce rows!

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Tomato start installation process, Homestead – style

Assemble equipment. T-post, T-post pounder, tomato cage, shovel, and of course, the tomato start. Insert T-post. This could be done without the use of a post pounder, but you will love life in general, and t-posts in particular, much, much … Continue reading

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Rhubarb syrup

I have recently developed a taste for rhubarb.  This would absolutely shock my mother, as she tried for years to interest me in the stuff as a child, when I vehemently rejected all and every offer.  Granted, most of those consisted … Continue reading

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