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Raised beds, greenhouse, and peaches in May

It’s May, but barely, and I’m still working on getting all my summer crops into the ground. In part, this has taken extra time because we’re still working on our big garden infrastructure project of the year, a few new … Continue reading

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Speckled cranberry beans & garlic

This is my first year growing speckled cranberry beans. I grew a good volume of beans out of one bean tower of plants. Given the fact that half my plants didn’t make it for one reason or another, I see this … Continue reading

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First cukes & beans

I originally started vegetable gardening a number of years ago because I wanted to grow my own cucumbers, lemon cucumber to be specific. For a long time, cucumbers were the only food crop I grew. I expanded my gardening horizons … Continue reading

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Drizzle gardening and my new toy

If you can’t handle a gardening in rain once in a while, you won’t get a lot of gardening done in the Puget Sound during a particularly soggy spring. After a lovely day on Saturday, during which I mostly played and … Continue reading

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Straw bale and other plantings

I thought I posted a picture of this yesterday, but it looks as though I didn’t. As mentioned in an earlier post, I am doing a straw bale garden this year. I’m doing this, in part, to fill in an uneven … Continue reading

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The jungle in the greenhouse

In just a few short weeks, the tiny little tomatoes I planted have turned my greenhouse into a jungle! Everything in the greenhouse is growing like crazy.  The cucumbers, melons, peppers, and more are all looking great. This is the first … Continue reading

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Mid-May planting: Beans, squash, cukes and melons

Sunday was a beautiful day to garden, which was great since I had a pretty long to-do list.  Above you can see one section of the garden.  The far raised beds are planted with raspberries.  The raised bed in the … Continue reading

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