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April Garden Update

The first flower on a pea shoot is a celebration, each grasping tendril on a cucumber vine a miracle of determination. The shocking red color of a ripe strawberry seems impossible after such a drab winter, and yet, there it is...

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Added by Will Atkinson on April 2, 2013 at 11:39pm — No Comments

New Garden with Old Heirlooms

This represents a week's worth of 10 hour days in the garden:

Re-designing the Little Texas Garden

Added by Will Atkinson on March 11, 2013 at 10:16pm — 1 Comment


“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

Today is an exceptionally good day. Although the garden is not yet ready to be planted, I’ve just received these beauties in the mail from the diligent folks at Baker Creek Seeds.…


Added by Will Atkinson on January 26, 2012 at 7:24pm — 5 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…


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

January’s Child

The August garden is January’s child, for this is the month that determines the season. Seeds have been ordered, sketches have been made, and wood and soil await final placement. This year I hope to complete all of the raised beds and fill them with dirt before the final first-round planting in March.

We’ll have San Marzano tomatoes for paste and Carmello tomatoes for salads and at least six other varieties for I don’t know what. Sweet peas, radishes, cucumbers, and kale. Swiss chard,…


Added by Will Atkinson on January 3, 2012 at 1:34am — 4 Comments



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