Tag Archives: garden

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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Whatever Shall We Do, Wherever Shall We Go?

For over a year, we’ve been buying our milk through a “herd share,” which, thanks to anti-food-sovereignty legislation (you could say it’s health and safety legislation, but that’s [..]

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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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*Now* it feels like spring, man.

Given the brutality of this recent winter in Michigan, I have been afraid to give in to the “ah, it’s finally spring” feeling that’s been poking its head [..]

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She blinded me with horseradish

Last spring, I threw four horseradish plants in next to the potato hills. They flourished, growing nearly three feet tall. “Dig in fall to prevent propagation,” the description [..]

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Oh – It’s spinach!

Everyone who is not a garden geek, please ignore the entirety of this post. Seriously, not worth the time. Ok, is it just us nerds in here? The [..]

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The Speed of Beans, Part Deux

For anyone who was unimpressed with the 24-hour growth of my beanie-weanies, check this out. These are the same plants – five hours later: Still underwhelmed? Man, tough [..]

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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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