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Let the Planting Begin!

The veggie beds have been refilled with good, stinky, composted soil. The nails have been replaced along the grid line.    The squares have been laid out in twine.    Let the planting begin! Three varieties of squash,  three varieties of tomatoes, two varieties of basil, three varieties of peppers, two varieties of cucumbers, flat…

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New Soil for the Vegetables 

We’ve been putting off getting new soil for the veggie beds for a few weeks. We had to make a plan for distributing the 15 yards of soil and pull out the gazillions of weeds that had overtaken the beds (again). This composted soil comes from one of our local landscape companies.  This past Thursday,…

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The Ones That Stayed Through the Winter

In a head-scratching turn of events, we had 2 of our vegetable garden plants make it through our winter. Granted, our winters are fairly mild. I had to cover our few tender plants only a couple of times and even then, for less than 24 hours. (Yes, this is how I like my winters.) Our…

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Tulips From Joe

Back in the fall, we received a package of tulips from Joe at Garden Harvest Supply. These were beautiful Negrita tulips. The Girls Wonder were very excited to have their own purple tulips. We planted the bulbs on New Year’s Day in what we hope to make a new family tradition. When the tulips started…

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Plan T for Peppers: You Can Grow That! 

Some gardening seasons, I run through all my back-up plans for various plants. This year, it’s the peppers that are making me resort to Plan T, as Sweet Hubby calls it. “Plan T” means we had to buy pepper plants from our local garden supply store, Tait’s Feed and Seed (hence the “T” in Plan…

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Anniversary Giveaway Winners

In a highly complicated and technologically savvy process, the Wonder Kids picked the 5 winners of our anniversary giveaway. And the winners are…. I have sent emails or messages to the winners noted above. Thank you to everyone who commented and visited our blog this past week. We are very grateful for everyone that follows…