Monthly Archives: May 2015

Good Companions, Bad Companions

“It is better to travel alone than with a bad companion” ~ African Proverb Gardening can be as simple or as complex as we chose to make it and the results will echo our intentions.  An inclination to grow a … Continue reading

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Attention – Manufacturers

Have I got an idea for you, a FREE idea!  Hydrocortisone infused socks!  You already make socks infused with lotion to soften our feet.  How about a little something for those of us who are losing the organic battle with … Continue reading

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Garden Toy – Hod

Zucchini and squash season is just around the corner and I had been looking for a replacement for my lovely, but somewhat lightweight flower basked that I use to gather what needs picking and what’s for dinner (usually the same … Continue reading

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Night Garden

My back deck has a beautiful view of the garden and is one of my favorite places to be in the evenings.  A few months ago I had the idea of adding some solar lanterns to the garden beds primarily … Continue reading

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A Tisket, A Tasket

A tisket, a tasket, sandwich greens in my basket! Tonight’s dinner shopping spree in the garden was for accouterments for egg salad sandwiches.  Clockwise starting at the bottom is some spinach that is on the verge of bolting in this … Continue reading

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One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Haute Cuisine

In the past couple of years microgreens have become a buzzword on restaurant menus and news articles talking about their nutritional content compared to the mature varieties of the same plant.  Some early studies show that there may be reason … Continue reading

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Getting The Most From Your Harvest

For urban growers, getting the most production out of the smallest space possible is an absolute priority!  I can grow a lot in my 224 sq ft space, but there are ways of making what you grow give you even … Continue reading

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Extensive Gardening

If you are not familiar with the terms extensive and intensive, they can be a bit misleading.  Extensive doesn’t mean large, it means requiring little or no additional inputs (fertilizer, compost, labor, etc.) and intensive doesn’t mean working hard, it … Continue reading

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It’s Not Goodbye

Six times a year for the past 4 years, pure happiness has been delivered to my mailbox in the form of Urban Farm Magazine.  I didn’t notice the little green banner at the top of the cover on my May/June … Continue reading

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