Category Archives: Gardening

Second Edition

Good news! We just completed the 2015 revisions and additions to our book, “Feeding Ourselves – The Four-Season Pantry from Plant to Plate” and it’s back from the print shop. This second edition is eight pages longer (194 pages) and … Continue reading

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Clearly Superior

We were not entirely sure that we would get around to it this fall, but we recently completed the replacement of our clear polycarbonate hoop-shaped greenhouse with a better built, glass-glazed greenhouse. We were getting worried about the old glazing … Continue reading

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Lettuce Be Green

Spring has traditionally been the best time of year for salads, driven by the human craving for something fresh and green after a long winter’s dreariness.  But you don’t have to wait until the warm days of spring to enjoy … Continue reading

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Holey Stuff

With so much focus at this time of year on the acquisition of stuff, it seemed as good a time as any to share our thoughts about an unusual group of handy items.  We’re talking about holey stuff, useful for … Continue reading

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What’s Bugging Us?

Nuts to all the gnats this year!  And with all the rain, a few mosquitoes to make things interesting.  And the ticks, my god, the ticks!!!  Plenty of biting insects to go around, a drag for the animals and us, … Continue reading

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Some Summer, At Last!

It’s been over a month since our last post.  The annual Midwest Renewable Energy Fair has come and gone once again.  The wet, weird weather we’ve had since spring continued and was quite a damper on that event.  The frequent … Continue reading

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More Stinky Garlic

After last summer’s garlic crop debacle (see our blog posting on 9-23-2012, “Our Garlic Stinks”), we weren’t holding out a lot of hope for our fall-planted cloves.  After reading up on the aster yellows infection, we attempted to get some … Continue reading

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Going With the Flow – Bend So You Don’t Break

We’ve been having a bit of “Mayhem” this month with the weather extremes.  We started out the month with a snowstorm that left us with 6″ of snow by May 3rd, although some locales not too far from us had … Continue reading

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Underextended, Overextended, Ah…..Just Right

Just another snowy April day here in Minnesota, so thought it was time to write another post.  We’ve been attempting to get caught up on outdoor tasks including pruning, which is normally finished here by the end of March, but … Continue reading

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Can U Dig It?

Even though we have a sizable garden (about 1/1oth of an acre), we prefer preparing our ground for planting by hand.  It’s a lot quieter, for sure, but even better is the resulting soil texture.  In the spring, there is … Continue reading

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