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Saturday, April 24, 2010
Popular mechanics presents simple instructions for making a raised garden bed. If you're looking to prolong your growing season, the article includes how to make a cover for the bed with pvc piping: http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/how-to-plans/lawn-garden/4308264
More raised garden bed instructions can be found here: http://freewoodworkingplan.com/index.php?cat=188.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Do you ever notice how much more alive you feel after getting your hands dirty? The satisfaction of eating something you grew or the pleasure in watching seeds sprout? Our garden time is theraputic.
Enjoy this article in which my aunt, Ms. Hazen, tells the story of her work in Oregon Hospitals in developing horticultural therapy programs, bringing the down and dirty into the clean and steril.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Our kitchen garden received:
- Italian flat leaf and curly parsley
- 3 heads of mixed leaf lettuce
- Arp Rosemary
- English and Silver Edged Thyme
- 2 chive plants
- a variegated Sage
And to pretty it up we included some tulips, hyacinths, agapanthus storm cloud, verbascum, pansies, caliamagrostis overdam.
The large vegetable patch was weeded and implanted with 3 additional lettuce starts. The onions and broccoli starts are keeping toasty under the cold frame until the rain lets up a bit more and my backside doesn't end up drenched again in the garden. Potatoes are in their paper bag calling my name, urging me to dig their trenches. While the cilantro from last year has nicely seeded itself and is rising from the beds.
Hope your greens have made it in the ground as well.