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Garden Update, Fall 2013

My busy season started a little early this year, so I haven’t been posting garden updates like I had intended.

Well, hold on to your butts, because here come some pictures of flowers and things.

The first up are nasturtiums. Usually I get whatever mix they have at the store, but then I saw this

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Attack of the Earwigs

I keep getting asked for updated photos of my garden projects, and now I’m kicking myself that I didn’t take them a few days ago. Because now we are under attack by that filthy disgusting Dermaptera known as the earwig.

I can remember an era before the European earwig invasion. It was a simpler, less

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How To Build A Raised Bed With Concrete Blocks

I built my first raised bed from concrete blocks (aka cinder blocks) a few years ago, though my garden wasn’t too successful because our yard had become much shadier. But now that we moved, I have a big empty yard that gets lots of sun!

You might be wondering about the blocks, since chances are

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Garden Update – Winter Sowing Progress

After weeks of almost non-stop rain and even some snow (EW!), I think it’s finally really spring! It was 65 degrees today, and I took advantage of the nice weather by finishing up the first raised bed for my vegetable garden. (More on that in a few days.)

I thought I’d post my progress with

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Getting my garden on – Winter sowing tutorial

Yeah, it’s February. There’s snow on the ground. But I’m gardening. GARDENING!

I stumbled across this article about winter sowing a few months ago, and I was instantly fascinated. I’ve started seeds the traditional way before, both sowing indoors under lights and direct sowing outside once it gets warmer. Both methods worked okay for me,

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Idiot Proof Gardening

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Bulbs are my secret gardening weapon. And it doesn't hurt that many of my favorite plants happen to be bulbs. If you dream of a garden bursting with color, but you kill every plant you come in contact with,

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How does your garden grow?

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As I mentioned a few posts ago, we just bought a new house. That means a new yard to play in! One thing I planted a lot of in our current house were tulips and daffodils. They’re some of

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Garden Diary Part 1

Last time I started a vegetable garden was 3 years ago. Despite planting about 25 different kinds of vegetables, all I got were some carrots, lettuce and swiss chard. Not because I have a black thumb, but because the deer, rabbits, woodchucks, and raccoons with access to our yard decided my garden was their own

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body modification for pumpkins

I came across this post at Craftster a few years ago, and I’ve been dying to try it ever since. Now that I’ve got a garden, I can! Unfortunately, having a garden does not necessarily mean you will grow things. In my case, my flowers did okay, but my vegetable garden was a big, fat

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