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Early Crops: The First Seeds Go In!

Even with another blizzard blowing across the plains, Sunday saw lots of activity in my community garden.  About 15 people were there, working on their gardens and helping to clean up our fence line and raise the height of the … Continue reading

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Late Summer in the Garden

For late August, the garden looks fabulous.  I can’t remember the last time I had a garden that looked this good right before Labor Day.  By this time many plants are usually just hanging on, burned up by heat, lack … Continue reading

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It Looks Like Summer in the Garden

Today it not only felt like summer in the garden, it looked like summer.  The squash have been blossoming, the chard has been prolific and even the tomatoes are starting to look encouraged, probably by the warmer nights. I harvested … Continue reading

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What a Spring! On Track in the Garden

Last week, I was very busy in the garden.  On Tuesday, I removed the cold frame and transplanted the seedlings out into the garden and into pots to give away.  The tomatoes stand in a row between the spinach and … Continue reading

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Central Library Garden Takes Shape

A Saturday morning work party at Central Library garden beat the thunderstorms to prepare the soil and plant tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers.  Library patrons will have noted with chagrin that we have taken up a parking space again with our … Continue reading

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Water Comes to the Garden, but not Rain….

Friday the county turned on the water in my community garden.  We were all relieved and happy, since it has been dry and many gardeners had been bringing containers of water from home.  A few of us pulled the garden’s … Continue reading

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Thrifty and Simple: Central Library’s Pea Trellis

Plot Against Hunger has been finishing up harvests of plants that wintered over at Central Library and preparing for our spring crops.  During a Friday work party, Puwen Lee spent some time thinking about how to trellis the peas we had … Continue reading

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Spring in the Garden: Yes, It’s Only March

“What is so rare as a day in June?”  Especially when it’s not even the last week of March.  I don’t know what the temperature was, but I slathered myself with sunscreen, donned shorts and a sleeveless shirt and headed … Continue reading

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