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Planting Chard, Lettuce, Beets, Carrots, Onions, Mitsuba, and Cilantro

On Saturday, I repaired the frame of the third garden bed.  On Sunday, I dug the bed and turned over the soil, which took a long time as I had to remove a lot of tree roots. Tonight, I finished preparing … Continue reading

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Planting Onions

Over the weekend, I finished preparing garden bed number two.  I used my garden fork to turn over the soil, raked it out and raised the edges.  Since I haven’t found a source for the type of manure that I want … Continue reading

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Battling Slugs

Something you will discover when growing vegetables is that there are a lot of things out there that find them yummy.  Slugs, for example.  The slugs in my garden seem to especially like the heading type of asian cabbages (also … Continue reading

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Planting 06: Radish, Mustard Greens, & Turnips

I prepared raised bed number four on Monday (April 8th) in the usual way:  digging with the garden fork; raking it out flat and banking the sides; and adding first manure, then two pounds of 5-10-10 fertilizer (this bed is … Continue reading

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Preparing Garden Bed Number One

This raised bed was prepared in the same manner as raised bed number two.  I already cleaned the old plant stems out earlier. I moved some of the screws holding the timbers together so that they were in solid wood … Continue reading

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Preparing a Garden Bed

Preparation of this raised bed (bed number two) began with the cleanup a few weeks ago.  After that, I turned over the soil with my garden fork.  This loosens the soil to allow air and water to move freely, mixes decaying … Continue reading

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