Category Archives: Garden

Congratulations Clean Water Portland!

Portland Oregon has voted against fluoridating their water. I didn’t use to think the small amount of fluoride in water mattered until I read information on the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) site, and heard expert testimony by leading scientists and medical professionals. I don’t … Continue reading

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Reached 700 lbs, and still picking!

Since the last post, we’ve zoomed past the 509 lbs reached last year, by almost 200 lbs. We’re now at 703 lbs and are still picking items from 30 categories on our updated figure on the Suburban Ton page. How high could … Continue reading

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409, 409, Giddy up Garden…

We’re exactly 100 pounds away from the 509 pounds we grew last year (see Suburban Ton page). I hope the garden has a little more oomph to rev us up over that mark. Weight isn’t everything, but after a harder … Continue reading

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42 Pounds Picked Today!

It’s been a very good year for peppers and melons. Below is a picture of the pickings from just today – all 42 pounds worth. After picking over 70 pounds of cantaloupe so far, I can safely say they are winding … Continue reading

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Buckwheat in Bloom!

Earlier I said that maybe I went a little overboard with the buckwheat this year, but now I don’t think so. I’ve always liked baby’s breath, and to me the bigger clusters of white blooms on buckwheat are just as … Continue reading

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50 Ways to Leave Your Garden and Return (a Paul Simon parody)

Slip out the gate, Nate Paint the north wall, ya’ll Take a needed rest, Wes Kick up your feet… The yard hasn’t exactly been the relaxing hobby this year, hence the song. Aster Yellows took down some coneflowers. The Japanese beetle population now … Continue reading

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Kermit sings the blues about the yellows

I picked our first Pattypans and Asian Eggplants today. The larger cantaloupe are sitting up on cleaned tuna cans, busy knitting their netting patterns. The onions have swooned. The beets are blushing. The beans are kind of flagging in the … Continue reading

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