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Planting Out the Gardening Jones System

The Gardening Jones system we are trialing is full of soil and ready for planting. We have lots of ideas for what to plant in it. The Wonder Kids get first pick. While the Wonder Kids picked out what to grow in “their box”, I assembled the vertical framework. This was so easy I was…

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I Spy…

Bee meconium. See that tan-colored streak on my rose? That, my friends, is bee meconium. When that shows up, that means we have freshly hatched bees somewhere and they’ve been loving on my roses. I had no clue what that was until I started reading up on growing native bees via Crown Bees. And now…

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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: May

We have a few things growing in the garden for this month’s Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. I was hoping for more to share but we haven’t had measurable rain at our house in about 3 weeks. If we lived a half mile farther north, we’d be in great shape. Anywhooooo…today I’m showing off 3 of…

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We Have an Allotment! 

You may remember our traipse last week to a local community garden. While we were there, I was able to get the contact info for the lady in charge of the allotments. We talked on Wednesday about available gardening spaces. They had 1 left. It’s now ours!!! Woohoo!!! We’re so excited!! It came with a…

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The Soil Mountain

Slowly, slowly we are using up the mountain of soil we received last month. Between some rainy days and “there is no caffeine in my coffee” days, we still have a bit to go. We started with this.    Now we’re down to this.       The garden beds are filled. The extra veggie buckets…

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Pulling Up the Peas

The time came to pull up our spring peas. The Girls Wonder were so excited to plant them. But we waited too late to get them in the ground. I’m still re-learning my zone (9a). Girl Wonder #1 asked to pull the peas up. She found a handful of sugar snaps to eat while she…

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New Trees for Our Garden

Now that we’re back in zone 9a, we can grow certain citrus fruits without too much effort. We are very excited about this! One of our sweet neighbors down the street has an orange tree that she lets the Wonder skids have free rein of when the fruits are ripe. We’re hoping to add to…