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Yep, Wrong. Snow on the Veggies.

When I planted spring crops in mid-February, I thought that we were done with winter due to climate change.  It occurred to me that I might be wrong (it happens all the time and that’s OK -see the earlier post.)   … 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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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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Why Are the Tomato Leaves Yellow?

In the vegetable garden, some of lower leaves on the tomato plants have turned yellow. Why? To answer that question, I researched and observed. Research indicates the possible causes, in roughly descending order of frequency: too little water too much … Continue reading

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Cheap Therapy, I mean, Container Gardening

I was really frustrated earlier today.  No particular reason, even, just a collection of little aggravations at the tail-end of a great but long semester.  Restoring order to my little corner of the world helps, so I cleared some chores.  … Continue reading

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And Now… Winter!

Well, maybe not quite.  But it’s the first time here this fall where the temps will drop below freezing.  It’s blustery.  Daylights savings time ends the second freezing night, too.  This resembles winter in the mild middle of NC. And … Continue reading

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Zen Gardening

As I’ve gardened some this year, I’ve learned to have more patience and to pay more attention. Patience first: even fast-growing plants grow… slowly, by our modern standards. But they need care every day, or at least every day it … Continue reading

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Seedlings! Part 3, Or, Growing Faster.

Here are some pics of my container vegetable garden, about 40 days after planting.  The plants grow so slowly we can’t see them do it (without time lapse photography, anyway.)  Yet there they go.  Huh.  Gradual effort so small we … Continue reading

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Seedlings!

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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More Vegetable Garden Insights

Earlier I posted that I needed patience and the vegetable garden would bear in good time.  And it is, but I got such a late start that it will frost soon.  The tomatoes and cucumbers are outdoors in containers, but … Continue reading

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