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From Yard To Garden

As much as I expanded my garden over the past several months, I still ran out of room. The solution? Turn an unused part of the backyard into garden. The problem is that this unused part of the yard is … Continue reading

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What’s In The Garden Now? June 1, 2016

I’m always interested in hearing what others are growing in their gardens, so this post is about what is in my garden now. But first, a note about what my priorities are and how I choose what to grow: Sustainability … Continue reading

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Getting To Know The Scuffle Hoe

My cousin introduced me to the Scuffle Hoe, and I’m grateful that he did. The Scuffle Hoe is a rather specialized tool. It does an excellent job of getting rid of small, just-emerging weeds in loose soil. The sandy soil … Continue reading

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Garden Experiments

If you’ve been growing your own food for any length of time, you already know that there is a whole lot more to it than putting seeds in the dirt and waiting for harvest time. Those who buy a can … Continue reading

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A Mini-Mint Garden

A sprig of fresh mint in a tall class of sweet iced tea is a Southern classic. The Survival Mom recently posted a link on Facebook about the many uses of peppermint. I have grown several types of mint in … Continue reading

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Seminole Pumpkin Follow-up

This is a followup to a post from July 4, 2012. I’ll start with the relevant text from the original post: Experimentation is the key to successful gardening. What grows in your area? What part of your area is best … Continue reading

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Chicken Gardens?

I end up looking through a lot of gardening web sites and books. Something that I’ve been seeing lately are what people are calling “Chicken Gardens”. The idea is that you can have a garden and chickens free-ranging in that … Continue reading

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Eat What You Grow

Most of us tend to plan our gardens, at some point, by leafing through a seed catalog and picking what we like to eat. While “Grow what you like” is certainly a good way to start, a more realistic plan … Continue reading

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Tomato With Your Oil Change?

I’ve been taking my vehicles to Classic Lube in DeLand since the early 1990’s. When you find a place you like, you stick with it. Last week, after finishing our oil change, the guys asked if we would like to … Continue reading

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Commercial vs. Homemade

“But of course a commercially formulated growing mixture is going to be better than something I make at home.” How many times have we said, or at least thought, this same thing? I certainly have. The assumption is that what … Continue reading

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