Monthly Archives: June 2011

Let’s Make a Deal: B1, B5 or a Front Yard Item?

We have a few unrelated recent photos of the yard, so I’m posting in the style of Let’s Make a Deal. No need to get into costume, I’m just feeling a little goofy. Without any further ado… Raised Bed Number … Continue reading

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Potatoes: In-Ground or Espresso?

There are different ways to grow potatoes. Some people do the old-fashioned way of growing them in the ground. Others choose to grow them in bags or containers of various kinds. Typically, I read about plastic bags being used. Although … Continue reading

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Ellie’s Crop Report: June 24, 2011

I should update Ellie’s picture, as the raised beds certainly don’t look that bare now. We’ve had fun harvesting produce:  2.4 lbs of strawberries, 15.5 oz green onions, 11.5 oz radishes, 10 oz turnip greens, 6 oz pepper, 14 oz … Continue reading

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A Bright Spot Behind the Swing Plot

We wanted a front and back yard that would give an open arms welcome to bees and butterflies. So, in addition to refraining from the use of chemicals that could harm them, we try to choose plants that meet their … Continue reading

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What Are the Yellow Bits?

We’ve been careful to weigh in all the produce from the garden so far, but this was the first batch we had picked of these alternate colored alpine strawberries (pictured here with regular red ones). We are growing yellow and … Continue reading

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White Clover: Weed, or Welcome?

So, we have white clover in the yard. We haven’t seen much clover in other adjacent properties, but I assume that like a stray cat might wander into one’s yard, clover has claimed itself some turf. Is it a weed? … Continue reading

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Irises – Out of Sight, Out of Mind Until August

We’re not just about growing lots of veggies. The picture at left is our front yard taken the end of May. When we moved in nothing in the picture was there except grass – not even the walking path. We … Continue reading

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