Tag Archives: self-sufficiency

The Secret Garden

I have one more garden.  It’s a 10 foot by 10 foot garden in an undisclosed location. It’s a long story and it’s complicated.  There’s a lot going on here.  I’m not ready to talk about it yet.

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Water Week – Frosting On The Cake

I was inspired to write this three-part “Water Week” series while reading an article by Nancy Bubel in the July, 1988 Country Journal magazine titled “A Gardener’s Dirty Dozen.”  Number four on the list of garden NO NO’s was “Watering … Continue reading

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Here’s One Reason

To grow your own food… or know a local farmer.

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The Inventory

This is going to be a productive week.  Palm Sunday is clearly visible on my horizon and I am going home to inspect the garden I share with Uncle Bob.  Maybe O’Pa’s rhubarb is peaking through and maybe my garlic … Continue reading

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V is for Vacuum

I was looking over my notes and dates from last year’s gardens, trying to gauge when it will be the right time to start tomato and pepper seeds.  The Seacoast weather seems to indicate that spring will be early this … Continue reading

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Age of Aquarion

It’s been raining a bit, the kind of rain that helps soften the ground and encourages a different kind of sprout. We’re so lucky here in New England; we have lots of water.  We also have running water at the … 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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