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Years of our lives

That moment when you realize it was 2014 when you posted last, and it's somehow now 2017.... How did that happen? Looking back over all the year's posts, my poor garden blog went from frequent excited posts to sporadic random recipes and "want…
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Compost that scrap - or regrow it?

If you're tossing all your scraps into your compost pile, read this before you toss any more! Here's some of my favourite things to regrow, though many more plants can be regrown. Potatoes Romaine Lettuce & Cabbage Celery Onions  I'd…
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Raised bed & tub gardening

What a difference a thousand miles makes. In Oregon, the garden (and weeds) was growing like crazy by the end of May; here in Alberta it's only just warmed up enough to take a chance at planting outside. We were too busy this year to start seeds…
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Pinterest Thursday

Pinterest has fast become the go-to place for ideas and inspiration. We're building a house and will have a large garden next year, so most of my pins are garden and house design! My top picks for this week from my Gardening Board So I can…

Well, maybe 2013?

7 flats of dead starts later, the garden won't be what my inlaws or I had hoped. Live and learn! Communication was the main problem, everyone thought someone else was going to take care of them, so they froze... then got sunburnt :( Poor…
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Chickens!

"A chicken in every pot" - 1928 Rep. Party campaign slogan "Don't have a pot to put it in" - 1928 Dem. Party response slogan It's time to get back to more regular posting! There's been so much going on that I haven't had the brain power to…
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How To Turn a Shed into a Garden Kitchen

This is a guest post from Tiger Sheds. Summer brings blooming flowers, sunny days, and warm weather to backyards around the world. Entertaining guests or neighbours in the yard is a pleasant alternative to eating indoors, but it can be difficult…
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In the zone

Here's a clue (less of a clue and more an obvious answer, thanks to some paperwork being finalized) where I'm going to be gardening at next spring: http://www.plantmaps.com/interactive-alberta-plant-zone-hardiness-map.php But…
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Shh, don't remind me

Yes it's almost February. Resolutions? I don't recall any resolutions. Don't you dare scroll down that page! I said don't! That should be an indication how those are going (I've had a few people email and ask) ;) Soap making is FUN.…

Cheater McCheaterson

Starting from seed isn't gonna happen this year. I'm sooooooo behind in school and work that I just had to let that one thing go (that ONE thing? Have you seen the sink full of dishes.... sigh). I'm going to get plants from the nursery (or maybe…

Bucket Garden

Headed to the store today!
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Heading into spring

Sunny, warm February. Idaho can kiss my butt ;) No offense to my Idahoan readers of course... I already need to mow the lawn and flowers are blooming! Trying to find time to think about the garden. Being a single full time student while…