growing food

Long time no seed

Long time no seed

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‘Twas a good weekend on the wee homestead. On Saturday, we had more fun than anyone ought to have pulling weeds with friends. Then yesterday,…

Garlic update: month two

Garlic update: month two

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So far, so good. The result of completely ignoring our containerized garlic on the deck? Thirty-one out of 32 bulbs have sprouted and look…

(Under)cover crops

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Thanks to farmer, friend, and blog reader Vic for sending us a link to this Mother Jones story on cover crops. Here’s just a…

Take cover, crops

Take cover, crops

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No doubt the neighbors stared curiously as I tromped all over the future fruit orchard yesterday, running handfuls of soil through my fingers. The…

The real dirt

The real dirt

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In life, I’m equal parts water nerd and garden nerd. Luckily I have a job where my little nerd heart is about to explode…