The thought of weeding conjures up all sorts of reactions from people. There are weeding haters, weeding lovers and an entire range of folks somewhere in between – in the toleration zone. And the basic fact, no matter how you feel about it, if you keep a garden there is weeding to be done. 5 [...]
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Filed under: Compost, Educate, Garden Love, Tips
Social Tagging: Edible Weeds • Is there such thing as a good weed? • Weeds as compost • Weeds as Mulch • What is a weed?
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Social Tagging: Annual Crops • Beans • Harvesting Seed
These are the last of my beans for the season. I left them on the vine to fully mature and ready for next season’s planting, pulling them before our first full set of rains and well after my last beans were picked for eating. Yum. The pole beans were definitely the best eating beans, no matter how [...]
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Social Tagging: botany • Climate Information • Gardening Maps • Interactive Maps • NOAA • Plant Maps • Plantmaps • Protect Your Garden From Frost
Plant and gardening related maps can be found at plantmaps.com. Compiling historical weather data from NOAA, Plantmaps has created interactive maps outlining average annual frost dates for areas and cities across the United States. Plan and protect you garden. Time seeding and hardening off of starts. Less worry, more fun.
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“Shit or get off the pot.” This is a phrase my mother commanded on a regular basis while I was growing up and continues to utter to this day. She has never needed to shout, these five words are enough. Especially for someone like me with a good, Catholic upbringing. (Guilt, duty, respect. They all [...]