Category Archives: Lazy Gardening

May the Harvest Be Ever in Your Favor

This past Saturday I returned from taking Em to her Harmony Project class and found Dave busy gleaning in the yard.   Right now our main garden looks like an overgrown jungle. Who am I kidding, it IS an overgrown … Continue reading

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House Mysteries and More

I’ve got a mystery for you to solve. I find it very peculiar! Our tree at the northeast corner had a large limb fall off. Turns out it is rotten, which makes we wonder what else might be rotting on … Continue reading

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The Great Potato Harvest of 2013…Well…Sort Of…

On Saturday, we had big plans to finish the new chicken coop for our laying hens. We needed some chicken wire, since the roof wouldn’t be safe from marauding varmints with just a tarp, and I was itching to get … Continue reading

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Got Lamb’s Quarters? Make Quiche!

This is lamb’s quarters… It has decided to grow in earnest in this bed… And it is currently nice and small, maybe 5 inches tall at most. Perfect for making into quiche! Lamb’s quarters is a common weed here in … Continue reading

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The Great Peanut Harvest of 2011

After two light frosts, the peanut plants in one of my large 4×8 beds lay on the ground, dying, and I knew it was time… Time for the GREAT PEANUT HARVEST OF 2011! I’d like to take credit for digging … Continue reading

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Lots of Sweating ‘Round Here

It was a simple matter of self-preservation – when the temps topped 100 degrees I fled inside, only coming out to water and gather what veggies and herbs caught my eye. The problem with this is that I continue the … Continue reading

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Now That Was EASY!

I’m reading through my new book, Urban Homesteading and I got to the compost section. Oh yeah, compost, the thorn in my side. It should be easy. And when I say easy, I mean EASY. As in, I add crap … Continue reading

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Hey, Companion Planting Naysayers…Got Aphids?

    “Companion planting simply doesn’t work. There is no scientific studies to back it up.” Ever since I read that in the advice column of last month’s Kansas City Gardener magazine I have been wrestling with what to do. … Continue reading

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Carrots, Carrots and More Carrots

It looks like we will be having carrots tonight. Also fresh carrots and dip for Emily’s birthday party tomorrow. All in all, we harvested about three pounds of carrots. Not bad when you consider I didn’t go out of my … Continue reading

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The Great Grape Harvest of 2010

We just harvested our first official grape harvest. Boy oh boy are we proud! As you can see the darling little things fill a dinner plate. With luck, we might get a half cup of juice out of them! All … Continue reading

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