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Fall Gardening!

I keep learning as I grow.  Turns out, in central NC, people can grow crops in the fall as well.  I may have been the only one here who did not know that… anyway, people plant broccoli, beets, lettuce, cabbage, … Continue reading

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Pleasant Weather for a Change!

I went outside for a few minutes this morning to check on the container garden.  The marigolds and cherry tomatoes have done well this summer, despite the record-setting heat.  The tomatoes have slowed down, but there are still several ripening … Continue reading

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Sometimes Life Surprises Me

I’m having fun with the vegetable garden.  After the rabbits ate the lettuce down to the dirt, I didn’t think the lettuce would die.  I knew it was dead.  Then most of the lettuce plants grew back.  This time, I … Continue reading

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Apolcalypse… NOT

When I first started container gardening, lots of people warned me about all the terrible things that would go wrong. Exaggerating only a little, here are some of the naysayers’ predictions: A Plague of Locusts Will Descend and Devour Your … 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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Micro Harvest

Container gardening this summer:  Almost every day for the last month or so (minus the vacation), I’ve had all the cherry tomatoes I wanted from my container garden.  The carrots, despite luxurious tops, only made tiny taproots (tasty though).  Lettuce … Continue reading

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Seedlings! Part 2

Check out some of the same plants as the earlier post, just about two weeks later. Now this isn’t so much about me as about the vegetables.  After all, they do most of the work.  It’s fun to watch them … Continue reading

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Last weekend, I planted seeds, and today I just got done planting seedlings.  I planted three each of cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and yellow squash. Then I wanted to hover and chant, “Grow… grow… GROW!!!” It’s fun to watch the plants … Continue reading

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