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November 18, 2014 lisa63 DIYgardenherbsmiscellaneousrecipes

Every serious urban farmer needs advice from time to time.  Even though you can find almost anything online, I still enjoy sitting with a cup of coffee reading one of my magazine subscriptions.  I enjoy getting away from the computer and actually turning the pages of a good “read.” So I thought I would talk […]

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Time to Plant Garlic!

October 14, 2014 lisa63 gardenherbs

It’s time to get the garlic in the ground. Garlic should be planted between October 1 and November 15 to give the roots a chance to develop before it goes dormant for the winter months.  I prefer to plant hard-neck garlic or Elephant Garlic. SOIL PREPARATION Garlic prefers well drained soil.  Raised beds are ideal […]

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Canning Pickles

October 7, 2014 lisa63 gardenmiscellaneousrecipes

It’s been a rough couple weeks on the homestead.  As I said last week, winter illnesses have arrived early.  My youngest son has been very sick for the past 3 weeks.  Two doctor visits, one antibiotic, and six missed school days later, he may finally be getting better.  It has been a very worrisome few […]

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Still Closing Up the Garden

September 23, 2014 lisa63 gardenherbsrecipes

SQUASH VINE BORER We have spent the past week or so preparing for Fall. We removed more plants from the garden. It’s hard to see blossoms on a plant, but know there isn’t time for it to bear fruit. So we took five more tomato plants and three pepper plants and moved them to the […]

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Coming to a Close

September 16, 2014 lisa63 gardenherbsmiscellaneous

Well the growing season is coming to a close.  The early cool temperatures have made the plants slow down quite a bit.  But I look forward to Indian Summer and maybe another tomato or two. We have already composted half of our tomato plants and a few pepper plants.  The pumpkins and squash are done […]

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