Tag Archives: compost

Tractor Safety

I’ve just finished my second day at the Maine Compost School.  I’ve learned a lot of things; most of them far beyond the scope of building a pile of vegetable scraps and leaves in the back yard.  Compost is a … Continue reading

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Water Week – Cool Dirt From The Ground Up

When I think about having a productive garden in spite of the weather, I think about the dirt (soil preparation), what’s going into it (drought tolerant plants), and what’s going on top of it (mulch).  Although it seems drought-like today, … Continue reading

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When Towns Had Tools

I managed to sneak a little gardening in this past weekend.  My two rows of garlic are coming up strong, the rhubarb looks good, and there are at least 6 rows of dirt between them that needed to be refreshed. … Continue reading

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Digging In

Tuesday’s weather was just right and it seemed like a good day to work in my Hampton Victory Garden plot.  I forgot my apron (grrr…) and didn’t bring any “garden clothes” so I had to stuff my fancy pants into … Continue reading

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Truth, Myths, and Lies

Truth:  In addition to being the first president of the United States, George Washington was also a successful farmer.  He was devoted to composting, as evidenced by the building of a “stercorary” on his Mount Vernon farm.  A “stercorary” was … Continue reading

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The Now And The Not Yet

I’m stuck this morning.  I want to write about gardens and seeds and compost and bright green growing things, but it’s too early.  Literally and figuratively.  Literally, because I write these blog posts before the sun comes up and figuratively, … Continue reading

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We Now Resume Our Regularly Scheduled Programming: Worms

This is a blog about gardening, specifically but not exclusively about gardening in community with other people.  Once in a while, I might get distracted and write about solitary moonlight walks in my hometown, but even on those occasions, I … Continue reading

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