Category Archives: Planning

Yard Work 101: Wheelbarrows

Today, I tackled a project which direly needed doing: Getting the area around the raised beds by the house mulched. While my back ran out of juice before [..]

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A Rhubarb Bed in 2 Hours

Somewhere, in front of this fence, lurking behind all that grass and weeds, are two Victoria rhubarb plants. Can you make them out? Due to terrible initial planning [..]

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First Seeds In the Ground

In the garden, my largest battle every year is without a question weeds. They rule everything, relentlessly. The first year I tried to garden, I didn’t really know [..]

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It’s Seed-Starting Time, Part 1

Spring has arrived really, really early¬†here in central Michigan. Temperatures have consistently been in the 60’s and 70’s for a couple of weeks, which is just… crazy. Typically, [..]

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A Well-Intentioned Lie

So, hi. I know it’s been since spring that I wrote anything here, and for that I apologize. A few of you have left emails and comments asking [..]

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Quite Possibly the Most Productive 1/10 Acre – EVER.

Dear Food-Conscious People – My friend Aaron posted this link to Facebook last night, and it blew me the heck away. Seriously. Before I present the video, a [..]

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A Pendulum, C’est Moi

Finding The Happy Medium for me has never been an easy thing. Last year, there was much unused space in the garden, because I planted everything Terribly Close [..]

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From Winter to Summer in One Week Flat

Those of you who live in places that typically have four seasons might remember, perhaps with fondness, how “spring” used to be a proper season. It often came [..]

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The Speed of Beans

Fast. Fast is the speed of beans. This is a photo of some two-day-old bean sprouts yesterday. These are the same plants today (off to the left of [..]

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Mother Nature Wastes No Time

This was the dreary sight that awaited me yesterday when I at last began to try to get things readied for spring. I went around and gathered up [..]

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