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Adventures in Drip Irrigation

It’s not that we needed drip irrigation in our vegetable garden. I think spraying down the plants with a hose in one hand and a glass of lemonade in the other is a perfectly acceptable way to spend a summer afternoon. However, the furniture business was going slow and I don’t idle well.

So we went to Home Depot and picked up a…

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Added by Lucy Clark on July 3, 2013 at 10:21am — 1 Comment

Overwhelmed By Grass and Weeds...

We've been so busy lately with coop building and other projects around the place, we neglected our garden for a few weeks. It has become over-run with crabgrass and other miscellaneous uselessness. (Fortunately, though, the veggie plants are still doing very well regardless!) Turning a horse pasture into a field of herbs and vegetables is turning out to be extremely tricky with our limited available equipment and resources...

Here is a taste of what we started with (other half of…

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Added by Carrie Seal-Stahl on June 20, 2013 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Off grid watering solutions

We love our garden, but one of the major challenges of off-grid living is water. Even though we have multiple springs, creeks and wells; how do we get that water to where we need it? Although 2 wells have been dug on our property, we don't have a manual pump, nor do we have a power source to power a pump to get the water out of the well. This means we needed some ingenuity to keep our garden healthy and well watered. Luckily, I'm married to an amazing engineer, who came up with an ingenious…

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Added by going-rogue on June 15, 2013 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Garden Update

Today we spent some quality time in the garden. I love seeing the almost daily changes as the plants grow.…
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Added by going-rogue on June 15, 2013 at 1:42am — 1 Comment

Raised Beds and CSA

Spring has sprung in my little corner of Western Pennsylvania and I am super excited for all my projects and ideas for the future.  My first project this spring is more raised beds for vegetables.

 

Last year I removed some bushes from around the house and put in some raised beds.

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Added by Ryan Lucas on April 23, 2013 at 8:26am — 6 Comments

Rejoicing in the Springtime

Spring is here and the beautiful, perfect days just keep coming!!! We keep having these amazing mornings that start off with a light rain and then all afternoon we are blessed with a warm sunny day, and sometimes we get another rain or thunderstorm at night. Thank you mama nature!

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We have lettuce popping up all over the garden, thanks to my…

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Added by Desiree on April 18, 2013 at 7:47pm — No Comments

Growing Garden Huckleberry

Originally posted at Back to the Basics:

This is the second year that I've grown Garden Huckleberry from seed.  The first year I only planted 2 and had an okay crop but then I let the plants die.  Ooopps! …

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Added by Marianne Smith on March 8, 2013 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Seed Order 2013: "A" for Ambition

It's happening over at UpCountry Living. I am ordering a slew of seeds from Seed Savers Exchange, Johnny's Selected Seeds and Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.

The list of seeds I'm ordering is viewable at: …

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Added by Jenna Beaulieu on February 4, 2013 at 7:50pm — 3 Comments

Green onions, spring onions or shallots or…?

I have many confusing conversations with people about green onions, spring onions and shallots.  Well, not that many, but when it does come up between myself and another gardener or cook, it is important to first clarify what we are actually talking about, because everyone seems to have a different idea of what these alliums actually are. 
This year I planted leeks, and what I call spring onions and what I thought were shallots. …
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Added by Farmer Liz on November 8, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Living The Good Life - Walking in the footsteps to Scott & Helen Nearing

 Living The Good Life

Walking in the footsteps of Scott & Helen Nearing



Greg Joly and Mary Diaz purchased a piece of land in Jamaica Vermont and hand built a homestead. Following in the footsteps of Scott and Helen Nearing who in 1932 left New York City to establish a homestead in Jamaica Vermont. There experiment in living the simple life, building…

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Added by Bruce Weaver on September 27, 2012 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Garden Salad with Sour Cream

I wash each harvest from my garden and I go about it with meticulous care. Each pea pod is rubbed and scrubbed under lukewarm water (I can't handle cold water running over my hands for long periods of time, because, frankly, I'm a sissy). Each spinach, lettuce and basil leaf is…

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Added by Jenna Beaulieu on August 2, 2012 at 8:54am — 1 Comment

Gardening tips: how to hand pollinate tomatoes for larger production of your container garden

Gardening tips: how to hand pollinate tomatoes for larger production of your container garden. Many gardeners leave pollination to the bees, but if you want to see the best harvests, you can take matters into your own hands.



In this video I am going to show you the best way to hand pollinate your tomatoes. All you need is an electric toothbrush and…

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Added by Robert Brennan on July 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Pollinator Gardens, by Debbie Burns

This article was a guest post on my Earthly Gardener blog this week.  Debbie Burns gardens at the Beulah Land farmstead in north Texas.  Her article has an important message and lots of useful information on designing and planting pollinator gardens.  Happy trails from Texas!  bobbi c.

Pollinator Gardens

by Debbie Burns,…

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Added by Bobbi A. Chukran on July 26, 2012 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Why Eat Local Food?

Why Eat Local Food?

Organically Grown, Hydroponic…
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Added by Flour Sack Mama on June 30, 2012 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Growing in the City: Garden Theft & Garden Love

This morning we experienced the low point of growing food in the city, as our intern saw a few men walking away with handfuls of our garlic, which is about five months old.

We haven't had much produce theft so far, but it's always a little frustrating when it happens. I guess we don't have to worry…

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Added by Aliza Ess on April 13, 2012 at 3:47pm — 3 Comments

Who is an urban farmer? Sneak peek video!

Our latest video featuring urban farmers from across the country + stop motion vegetables.  Stay tuned for full trailer coming in April!

Added by Growing Cities on March 22, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Inspiring Quotes from Five Urban Farmers



Check out these inspiring quotes from our interviews with urban farmers across the country…enjoy!

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Will Allen, Urban Farmer Growing Power, Milwaukee, WI…

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Added by Growing Cities on January 20, 2012 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Practically Free Raised Beds

A garden is an investment. You invest your time, certainly, but you also invest your money. While it can be expensive to put in a garden it doesn't have to be.

We moved into this house three years ago and until now I haven't had the time required to put in a proper garden. After measuring the area that was to become our outdoor pantry I estimated a one-time expense of over $300 to put in raised beds using cedar planks. I…

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Added by Will Atkinson on January 7, 2012 at 5:30pm — 7 Comments

Seaweed in the Garden

That's right, SEAWEED!!! It's free and plentiful if you live near the coast.



This morning I got up early (free parking before 8am) and went down to the beach with 2 grocery bags and a big plastic bin. I took my plastic bags down to the shore and picked the freshest seaweed which was just washing up on shore. After just 5 minutes both of my bags were full.***Rinse well so you don't bring home little creatures who need the sea***



Back at the…

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Added by Marianne Smith on December 29, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Growing from Seed in Containers

I have talked about container gardening a few times in the past few months.  At the moment I have plants growing both in the ground and in containers.  I noticed recently that I have less of a pest problem in containers than in-ground.



Whether you live in an apartment (or tipi), a house or a farm, container gardening is a simple solution for low-cost, organic gardening.…



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Added by Marianne Smith on November 28, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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