Tomato Spirals

We received these tomato spirals for our wedding: They are basically curled plastic, which you attach to the top of a sturdy stake. As the vines grow, they use the plastic for...
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Growing Season

Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant… Corn and Bean seeds are all neatly tucked in. I even picked up some virginia peanuts at 101 Market on a whim…I’ll post more about those later. We’ve never...
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Weeds & Seeds

One of the questions I get asked a lot about organic gardening is how I control weeds. The short answer… I pull them out. I find it therapeutic sitting in the garden...
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Blogging Season Begins

It is March 16th, and apparently in Minnesota this means that tomorrow is planting day. We’ve had an unseasonably warm winter – and unfortunately, unusually dry as well. Little snow mixed with...
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Mom’s Garden

For Mother’s Day this year, I gave my mom a row in my garden.  She planted zucchini, carrots, turnips, kohlrabi, lima beans, beets … and left space for tomatoes and peppers. We’ve...
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Officially Planted!

Well, mostly. Everything except about 20 eggplant seedlings, which are either going in containers or replacing the broccoli raab that we’re about to harvest. Containers would be best, because then we could...
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Planting Day

You can’t see them, but they’re in there. From left to right, in the very front of each three beds, we planted Golden Chard, Chioggia Beets, and Royal Chantenay Carrots.