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May
13

In the Garden – May 2011

Posted by: Kristina Evans | Comments (1)

My husband was teasing me just the other day.  I very graciously was thanking him for being such a good sport when it comes to all the gardening jobs I have on my “Honey Do” list.

He replied, “I understand.”

Then in a singsong voice, “Oh sweetie, I have a new seed.  I need a whole new bed!”

Not nice!

I have to admit, I just about fell over laughing!  It’s really true.  I do crazy stuff like that all the time!  Especially this year, where I went completely seed-crazy!  I’m so tired of all my animal friends (vermin, really) getting all my garden goodies that I decided I would just out plant them this year!  So we’ve added five new beds and constructed a beautiful white picket fence around the main vegetable bed.  I’m so pleased with everything!

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So far here is what I’ve got in the ground…

Lettuce Squash Beans Peppers Tomatoes Misc.
Mixed Baby Butternut French Filet, Bush Jalapeno Prize of the Trial Cucumber, Bush
Green Ice Spaghetti French Filet, Tavera Anaheim German Queen Chard
Red Romaine Mini Red Turban Tiger’s Eye Sweet Banana Paul Robeson Tomatillo Verde
Green Grand Rapids Acorn Jacob’s Cattle Italian Ice Leeks
Green Oakleaf Round French Zucchini Bush Snap Cherry Beets
Lolla Rossa Dark Star Zucchini Scarlet Runner Peas
Forellenschluss Cocozelle’s Zucchini Fava
Bib Buttercup
Cinderella’s Carriage
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Jul
27

Composting

Posted by: Kristina Evans | Comments (0)

There’s just something so great about composting!  Taking items that would otherwise have ended up in a land fill and turning them into something amazing for the garden just makes me happy!  A lot of local municipalities are now offering compost bins for free or at greatly reducedIMG_6680 cost for home gardeners.  It’s a great opportunity to reduce our individual foot prints and keep our gardens looking beautiful and free of pesticides.  There are lots of great ways to use compost including, feeding our plants and even making compost tea that will work as an organic pesticide/fungicide.

One more frugal garden tip…  This week I discovered my city offers multiple sites for free mulch pick up!  I’m so excited!  Now I know you have to weigh the potential for nonorganic elements coming into your garden, but we are using it on some walk ways around an above ground pool we just put in.  So the fact that it’s free outways my concerns for this project!

So get out there and help make the world a more beautiful and healthy place to live, by reducing your contribution to landfill waste.

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Apr
09

Getting the Garden In!

Posted by: Kristina Evans | Comments (4)

I haven’t written in a while, because I have been completely consumed with getting our vegetable garden in.  IMG_5755This year the girls are really getting involved and we’ve even been working on a garden unit study that has been so much fun!  So let me tell you what we’ve been up to… Read More→