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Harvest Distractions

I realize I have been posting more to my Facebook page about the vegetables I’ve been harvesting.  We’ve been eating broccoli, peas and kale for at least six weeks now.  Started pulling up Walla Walla sweet onions last week, a … Continue reading

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Imposters!

Well, they aren’t nuthatches.  They are Bewick’s wrens! (I needed my field glasses to verify.) They are however still in residence and apparently have become parents, as I see them doing some serious insect catching and running to their lowly … Continue reading

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Strawberries for July?

Drought tolerant strawberries start to show their pretty heads along the border region. Continue reading

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Green giant grows foul

Kailan broccoli grew Dumbo ears yet lacked taste. Continue reading

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Tenants?

(Original Post 05/01/09) Encouraged by birdhouses I saw at a pea patch, I decided to patch up and re-hang one I had in the yard.  A week later a couple of nut hatches moved in!  So I moved it up … Continue reading

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Seattle Tilth

New urban farmers can quickly become overwhelmed. I have been reading about (or doing) this since the late 1970’s and yet I find myself researching, researching and yet more researching.  Then I take a deep breath and look for a … Continue reading

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Run Off

About midstream in this project, I became worried about increasing my storm water run off.  Reviewing rain garden principles, I incorporated a few elements into my garden design.  1) Increased water retention capabilities in my front yard by adding depth … Continue reading

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