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Strawberry Protection

The other day, David commented on strawberries and how the birds beat him to his first crop of red strawberries.  It's so frustrating to go out to the garden and find this: Ugh!  A perfect berry is ruined!  The birds love all kinds of berries and will eat your strawberries faster than you can imagine if… Continue reading Strawberry Protection

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How to Plant Zucchini

I planted zucchini almost 10 days ago now!  I meant to post these pictures early last week but because of my travels I didn't quite get to it.  Better late than never so here we go: On my way to the garden I stopped by the shed to get my tools and seeds.  When I… Continue reading How to Plant Zucchini

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Red Berries First Lettuce

Look what I found in the garden tonight: The strawberries are turning RED!!!!!!  Gah I'm so excited! This guy is almost ready to be picked.  Probably only needs another day or two.  And there were several more like him! I also finally got to pick some lettuce and spinach tonight.  There were some really nice,… Continue reading Red Berries First Lettuce

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My Seedlings Are Falling!

My friend Michelle asked me the following question via Facebook last week: Amy, my garden guru...my seedlings are all falling over (still inside). What does this mean? They have enough water...what do I need to do to make them happy? First of all, I'm no garden guru!  I only have two years experience under my… Continue reading My Seedlings Are Falling!

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First Real Harvest of 2010

Last night Benzo picked the first real harvest of 2010.  The harvest was not from surprise plants that just popped up this spring from seeds that were scattered by dead plants at the end of last season.  And the plants weren't leftover from a late planting last fall that somehow survived the winter.  No these were… Continue reading First Real Harvest of 2010

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Late April Garden Update

Here's the garden update I said I would post yesterday but didn't.  Oops!  I spent most of my time this morning uploading pictures so I don't have time to write too much.  Enjoy! Green leaf lettuce: Red leaf lettuce: Radishes: Spinach.  See the cotyledons? Collard Greens.  I think a little animal has been munching on… Continue reading Late April Garden Update

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On Radishes

Last week Mom's Many Projects posted a great question: When do you know the radishes are done? I’ve planted them for the first time, but have no idea when to pull them up! I bet there's a very good scientific answer to that question, like the leaves turn a certain color or start to wilt… Continue reading On Radishes