Category Archives: vegetable garden

Companion Planting

Below you can see one of the first of the garlic sprouts.  If I get to eat garlic from the garden, that’s wonderful.  The garlic’s main mission, however, is to keep some bad bugs away.  As you may know, this … Continue reading

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My Ideal House, Part 2

Things for my ideal house, continued: Enough garden to grow about 75% of my food. That would be vegetables, fruits, nuts, herbs, spices, and a few free-range chickens for eggs. I’d grow potatoes for starch instead of much bread. Peanuts, … Continue reading

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Gardening

The plants in the container garden are doing most of the work…  It turns out that radishes, if you don’t pull them to eat, will grow enormous and make seeds.  Cool!  Lots of tomatoes and leaf lettuce to eat this … Continue reading

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Learning about Gardening

I’m learning about two things for the vegetable garden: non-chemical bug spray and budget drip irrigation. What’s non-chemical bug spray you ask?  Spray that keeps the bugs off my plants without poisoning me (or the bugs, for that matter.)  The … Continue reading

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Radishes!

I planted vegetables in the container garden 28 days ago, and yesterday I pulled up the first of the radishes.  Yay!  I’ll have one a salad for the next several days.  You can eat radish tops (lots of vitamin A, … Continue reading

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Weird Weather, or Secret Gardening Technique

Weather can be…weird.   Here in the Piedmont of North Carolina, a thunderstorm dumped a huge amount of rain in just 10 minutes.  The sun shone brightly… at the same time.  Plants need water.  Plants need sunlight.  Has Mother Nature unleashed … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Bit of a break this week.  The vegetable garden doesn’t really take days off.  The tomatoes have really put on height and the first green tomatoes.  A few squash have set on.  The marigolds and lantana are zinging along… photos … Continue reading

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The Plants Do Most of the Work

Looking at my vegetable garden this morning, it occurs to me that the plants do most of the work.  I set up some conditions (rich, loose dirt took the most effort) and take a few minutes to water on days … Continue reading

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Rainy Day Garden

The vegetable garden is zinging along. I used last year’s seeds, and not as many of them sprouted. Instead of throwing away good seeds with bad, I scattered a lot of them. If seeds sprouted too close to each other, … Continue reading

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