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Back to the Basics
When I began gardening years ago, it was a outlet.  People would say I had problems with alcohol or anything they could put a finger on.  Sadly I believed them at the time. So I would exhaust myself in the garden rather than react to the negativity I was ex...

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Greetings,      The gardening has been going well.  Since I stopped posting a few years ago I've been practicing what I've learned in the garden a lot more.  However, like Lord of the Rings, getting the whole story sheds abundant light.  In growing up, I qu...

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Citrus Artichoke Companion Planting and Compassion
     Greetings readers, it has been awhile since an update.  Currently the garden is mostly barren, however the soil is filled with various seeds waiting to sprout in spring.  Last year the tomato harvest was more abundant than I could eat or give away.  Bl...

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No till gardening
     Here is a series of photos showing the method of no-till gardening I find most useful as well as how it's done.  Thanks for reading.  Decide where you want you garden. Spread leaves and mulch found around nearby trees over the designated area.  Water o...

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u kno betta

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Honey Bees
    I've been looking into getting a hive of honey bees, the main pollinators of our planet.  Getting honey and wax would be awesome and the bees would help the garden thrive!  So I began calling around and realized it is a bit out of my price rage for this...

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Greenhouse
Recently I've had the blessing of getting a greenhouse.  It is great for starting plants inside that couldn't be started outside, until after the last frost.  The increased humidity makes it easier to keep them watered and it provides cover from wind and ra...

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Urban Gardens of San Francisco
   It's nice to find peaceful gardens in the midst of a busy metropolis.  I traveled to San Francisco   and found a few urban gardens while there.        The first one is tucked away in the back of a normal looking park.  There is a large range of plants th...

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Winter Update
    The cold season is in and the leaves have nearly all fallen.  This is a good time for planting leafy greens, onions, garlic, broccoli and other frost tolerant plants.  Last month I cleared out the beds and turned them with compost, leaves, and chicken d...
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