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Garden ’10: Weeks 1 – 4

Tomorrow will be the fourth week since attempting my garden this year. All I have going so far are peppers, but I plan to get a few other things going here in the future. During my first gardening attempt last year, I bought 99% of my plants already as seedlings and while that worked out pretty well, I had a problem doing that this year. You see, while Omaha had a ton of plant nurseries, this area of Florida doesn’t. Really… I’ve looked. This means I get to really garden this year, meaning that most everything I grow will be from seed. The main issue with that is simply that I have absolutely no idea how to grow things from seed. Oh well, guess it’s time to learn, huh? Continue reading

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Garden ‘09: Week 10

It’s been two and a half months since I started my modest little balcony garden and it has now gotten to the point that I can barely walk around out there.

Unfortunately there has been a lot more rain than sun this season, but with a little luck I will have some tomatoes and peppers to eat soon. Fingers crossed, people! Continue reading

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An open letter to a bird.

I didn’t plan to have to battle another creature for control of my garden. I didn’t plan it, and I don’t want to continue this war. The strawberries are mine, so I say to you, Mr. Bird, get off my balcony! Continue reading

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Garden ’09: Week 4

Has it only been a month? My plants have started growing like there is no tomorrow! At this rate I’ll be harvesting much sooner than I thought… it’s amazing! I also finally have my warm-weather growers… whoo!

I really can’t wait to start cooking with these guys… nothing like fresh-picked flavor! Continue reading

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Garden ‘09: Week 2

The thing about gardens is that it is a lot of waiting. It’s kind of funny, plants have been around for millions of years, but for some reason I seem to think that if I’m not here to watch over them they won’t last.

Anyway, so far I’m two weeks in and the garden is looking great! I can’t wait to start cooking with it all! Continue reading

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Garden ’09: Week 0

Winter is finally over, the grass is starting to turn green and the birds are back singing overhead. What does this mean? It means Spring has Sprung and it is finally time to start planting!

This is my second year attempting a small garden so let’s see if I can top last year’s experience! It is time for Garden 2009!! Continue reading

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