Community Garden Update

Garden News Shame on me.  It’s been awhile too long since my last update on the community garden space. We’ve been working hard over the past few weeks trying to get seeds planted and seedlings transplanted.  Between hectic schedules and several rainy days, it’s been a tough row to hoe.   Interestingly enough, the weeds don’t […]

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Got Mulch?

Got Mulch?

We bought lots and lots of mulch on Sunday. Got Mulch? Boy, we sure do!  Home Depot had cypress mulch on sale for $1.37 a bag.  That’s a great deal.  We drove the van and the pickup truck over there yesterday afternoon and bought fifty bags.  That should pretty much take care of us for […]

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Matt (and Our Community Garden) Made the Press!

Check out the story and video that our local newspaper did on the Airport Community Garden space that Matt and I are tending this season. Matt is the ten year-old in the IU fleece jacket and the Florida Gators hat.  He can be seen in the opening of the video and later on too. Here’s […]

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Lots to Do Today

  Here are some things on today’s task list (in no particular order): Cut grass. Clean up flower beds. Visit garden space with Matt (plant more onions and peas). Go to church. Make a list of ideas for next few posts on BeStrongStayStrong blog. Whatever else comes up.  

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Spring Clean-Up at the Lake

Between home, the Community Garden and the park model at the lake, this past weekend was busy, busy, busy with yard clean-up. We raked and raked and shoved leaves into a trash can (many times).  Jennifer and Matt made several trips to the leaf pile while Nate and I were the official rakers.   After […]

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Peonies are Popping Up

Just came inside.  Was out in the backyard.  You know, picking up dog poop so I can cut grass.  Probably need to wait until tomorrow for that.  It stormed early this morning (from 2:06 – 2:38 AM to be exact).  Lots of rain and wind.  The lights flickered once too.  But no damage to structures, […]

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Spring Cleaning at the Community Garden Space

     

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You Say Tom-A-To; I’ll Say Tom-ahhhhh-To!

The Perfect Tomato No, these aren’t tomatoes that we grew last season, but we had some that came darned close!  We planted some grape tomatoes that absolutely over-took our wooden garden boxes.  And..we tended to a couple patio tomato plants grown in five-gallon containers. They did well until the weather turned hot.  It’s tough to […]

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Garden Planner from Mother Earth News

The screenshot above is the garden plan I created on the Mother Earth News Garden Planner.  You can access it here. I’ve only spent a few minutes with it, but I like it.  There are how-to videos to help you create your own plan. Check it out.  It’s free for thirty days and you don’t […]

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Helpful Tip for Planting Seeds

With the world flying by at 1,000 miles per hour, I find it hard to remember things.  Like…what I had for dinner last night.  What I need to do today.  And what seeds I planted yesterday. So…in my old age, I’ve become a bit smarter.  Here’s a little something I did last night as I […]

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