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Our Garden Visitor: Day 4, the 4th, and Heading Out

Gardenerd requested combining the last few days of his trip into 1 post. He’s almost at his next host garden and wants to start fresh with new adventures. On Day 4, Gardenerd ventured back across the causeway for one last island adventure. He discovered that he likes sitting in rocking chairs looking at the ocean.…

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Our Garden Visitor: Day 3

Our buddy Gardenerd had another busy, busy day. He supervised our work in the home garden today. He was very thorough in inspecting our garden for pests. Yep, the lemon cucumbers have squash vine borers. So far, we’re 1 for 7 in the cucurbitaceae family.    Oh, what do I see?!? Yummy Dr. Carolyn tomatoes!…

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Our Garden Visitor: Day 2

The Wonder Kids woke up on Tuesday determined to show Gardenerd their farm. Our community garden allotment has been named “Wonder Kids Farm”. Since we have been out of town for a couple of weeks, it needed some attention. Off we went! Never fear! Girl Wonder #1 made sure to buckle up Gardenerd after I…

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Our Garden Visitor: Day 1

We have the pleasure of hosting a delightful garden visitor this week. He came all the way from California to see us. He’s staying through the weekend since it’s a perfect time to visit our Golden Isles. The Wonder Kids are having a blast playing tour guides and garden guides to him this week. Our garden…

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Adding to Our Pollinator Garden

While in working up the energy to tell you about our veggie-garden-that-isn’t-growing, I’ll take a slight detour and share our newest plants for pollinators. We’ve always planted flowers for the bees and butterflies but haven’t had any success trying to grow milkweed. Finally, this year we have milkweed to transplant! These are transplants from the…

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Monday in the Garden with Amy

I’m starting a new feature this summer. Each Monday (as long as I have willing guinea pigs participants) I will be featuring a family garden. My hope is that this will encourage you as you work your family garden and maybe even inspire someone to start one. So, off we go! This week’s garden visit is…

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Making Childhood Memories

I have many childhood memories of harvesting zipper peas, squash, and pole beans from my Uncle Charlie’s garden. We would spend most of July and August before school started back picking and freezing veggies. Not to mention shelling peas on the front porch, rocking and shelling while listening to Erica Kane’s exploits through the screen…

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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…