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'garden' Archive

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Every season in the garden is an experiment.  New plants to try, new locations for rotation, new techniques, and new weather conditions.  Every season comes with success and failure and hopefully something to take away, both knowledge wise and harvest wise. This season has already come with all of the above.  I have all sorts […]

Seven Things: to say Goodbye to in Minneapolis

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

(a little late) I’m moving to Michigan in three weeks, and have so many things to cram into these last couple weeks living in the miplis. 7. Snow in May.  OK, so not so sad about saying goodbye to this one.  And really, it could snow in May in Ann Arbor, not really out of […]

Rounding Out March

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

The month of March started out super, got a bit stress-tastic in the middle, but then came back around and finished strong.  Because really, who can argue with 75 and sunny on March 31st?  You won’t find this girl complaining. Highlights of the month: dinner at Kafe 421 and the John Mayer/Michael Franti concert with […]

Seven Things: I’m putting in my garden

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

This past week I started my first seedlings of the season.  Every day that a little more of our blanket of snow melts I get more excited about what the garden will hold this year. making seedling starters out of toilet paper rolls, soil and seeds finished seedling starters bundled by type of seed.  brandywine, […]

Guerrilla Pear Mission

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

The neighbor house has been vacant for a year and a half. Years and years ago, an elderly woman with a green thumb lived there and kept a wonderful fruit garden, the spoils of which she would often send over to my family. Now all that remains is two very prolific pear trees. One wall […]

And in July the Garden Exploded

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

While the weather in Minneapolis this summer has been cooler and drier than usual, the plants in my little backyard garden soldier on, and bounty is forthcoming! Thursday, after returning from a Detroit/Love getaway, I returned to these beauties in the garden. Unfortunately, I think that may be the total of the broccoli that I […]

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Once upon a time a girl was planting her starter seedlings in preparation for the upcoming planting season. As she rummaged through a junk drawer, she came across a packet of cherry tomato seeds and thought, “Hmm, I’m not sure when these were even bought, but I like cherry tomatoes. I’ll give them a pot […]

Monday, June 8th, 2009

After a very dry month of may, we finally got some solid rain yesterday. The garden is happy, and rain was a swell birthday present. Happy 25 to me.

How do your tomatoes grow?

Monday, June 1st, 2009

I visited my grandparents earlier this spring, and my grandpa told me about growing his tomatoes in an earth box, which helps regulate the amount of water that your plants get. He had a spare set up for a box, so he sent me home with it. The earth box consists of a large plastic […]

Found in the Garden

Monday, June 1st, 2009

old metal glasses frames