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I’ve done some pretty stupid things in my lifetime. Honestly. A shocking amount. Cutting my bangs myself? Stupid. Trying to clean my stainless steel stove with a Junior SOS pad? Stupid. Scraping a chunk of that jelly-like skin off my cornea while applying eyeliner? Rather stupid. But I can say, without any hesitation that the stupidest thing I’ve ever done is ripping apart my entire backyard and redoing it all myself. (as explained in my post on the subject) I will never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever do anything like that again. Why will I never do it again? Because although I sometimes do stupid things, I’m not stupid. I will however continue to chop wood, grow my own vegetables, rescue feral cats and fix my own car. The money I save on these things I will use to pay someone to cut my bangs.

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Give your tomatoes a weave.
Pruning and supporting tomatoes.

Please enjoy this photo of me literally smiling up at nothing. I am not looking at anything or anyone. I am alone in my garden but wanted a photo of me with my tomatoes for the blog but when I […]

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Planting the Sweet Potato Slips

I kind of left you hanging there with the whole sweet potato slips thing.  Sorry about that but I was busy.  I couldn’t tell you what I was busy with, all I know is that “I was busy” is a […]

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Today we’re going to learn all about Asparagus. Boys versus Girls.

Asparagus!   I don’t mean to boast, (but really I do) but I have quite a knack when it comes to growing asparagus.  For those of you who don’t know, Asparagus is one of the very few perennial vegetables around. […]

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I’m a Jackass. No really. I am actually a Jackass.

How to make and use a DIY soil grader.   photo by Leo Muzzin DIY soil grader! What you need. A wood pallet with most of the wood removed. A couple of ropes. The ability to act like an Ass.  Or horse. […]

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Getting my mess of a community garden ready to roll.

  I’m spending this week getting my 20′ x 40′ garden plot ready.  20 feet x 40 feet doesn’t sound very big until you have to dig every inch of it up.  Then it’s big.  It’s very big.  Clown shoes big. […]

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Top 10 Flowers for a Cutting Garden

Mainly the greatest piece of advice you’re going to get from this post is that you do NOT Google “How to care for big hairy balls”. If you find that is all the advice you need for one day you’re free […]

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5 Trendy Vegetables to grow this year.

    Reisetomate Every year I devote a portion of my garden to weird stuff.  You know … warty tomatoes, tiny cucumbers, those astronaut pens that write even when they’re upside down. I also try to keep up with the […]

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Sow You Wanna be Startin’ Somethin’
An introduction to seed starting.

  a mini-workshop  sponsored by Join the fun and learn to start your own seedlings in this hour and a half long quick and dirty workshop.   Have you always wanted to start a vegetable or flower garden from seed […]

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Want to Grow Sweet Potatoes? Now’s the time to start!

  I’m having a LOT of trouble focusing on my posts these days. It happens.  As soon as there’s anything that can be grown, seeded, started, planted or propagated I can’t be trusted to do anything else.  I’ll pretend to […]

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5 Vegetables I Grow Every Year.
Plus 5 to try!

I walked through the aisles of the shop, eyes cast down, concentrating on the shuffling sound of my feet.  If I did that I could block out the whispering voices around me. Addicts. They were addicts and I didn’t want […]

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Long term produce storage.
How well does it work?

  5 or 6 months ago I  stuck my hands in a patch of dirt and pulled out all of my vegetables.  Today I’m doing the same thing. Last September I wrote a post on How to store Carrots and […]

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Chickens! I got another one.

When last we met to talk about chickens I had just got rid of 3 of the 4 chicks I bought in the spring.  Because 3 of 4 of chicks turned out to be roosters.  I blame all of this on […]

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Disclaimer and Stuff:

Although I have remained unscathed, I am not responsible if you hurt yourself while cleaning your gutters or trying to tame a chipmunk.