Garden planner software

While contemplating how to create the layout of my garden this year, I stumbled upon GrowVeg.com I didn't even bother looking for anything else, it's exactly what I wanted, and more. The GrowVeg system lets you: Create Plans: Quickly produce…

Oregon Gardening Calendar

One more resource, from the Oregon State University Extension Office - http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/calendar/ Also, the main OSU Extension Office Gardening page: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/ This is for March…

58 Vegetable Growing Guides

After a lovely 4 day migraine (Imitrex ran out - I do not recommend this) I got a chance to look at the plants and the onion tops are growing crazy-high and bending over so I went on a search to see if it was safe to snip them. I found a great…

2009 plug for Earth Juice

While I wish I was getting paid for this, I'm not. This stuff is just that good. It deserves a post of its own. Good gardening practices and good soil is always better then using fertilizer, but if you need it, use this stuff. Organic, uses…

Greenhouse, mini sized

While at Lowes getting a few things for hanging curtains and stopping drafts, I found this nifty little "greenhouse". I have a SERIOUS lack of space in this house for starting seeds...after I get unpacked, I might be able to use one counter…
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New home, neighborhood, garden!

Now that the toilet and bathroom sink work, we're settling in well. The move wasn't bad at all. Except my ex-landlord stalking me. But I blocked her and she doesn't know our new address so it's all good now. Our new neighborhood seems excellent…
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Redneck Pole Sprinkler

The soaker hoses got completely nixed. This is my latest high tech invention and does a much better job of making happy plants:

To build a trellis

Stephanie asked me to write up how I made the new pea trellis. I was glad to have something to pull me away from work, so I got right on it! I'll start with a list of supplies (I got everything from Lowes): ($10) 6' steel fence post x2 (the…

Fall/winter cover crop

Having never been able to be somewhere where I could contemplate the next season's garden, I had never heard of a cover crop until I started researching gardening this spring. I learned, at a minimum, that planting a cover crop is a darn good…

The composter to end all composters

Ok, not really. It's actually kinda flimsy, but I don't plan on bathing in it so it should be ok. After turning the compost in our crappy 32 gallon can, making a mess and having the can break in 14 million pieces, I went to Costco and got this…

Weeding made........ fun?

If not fun, at least tolerable, and easy. I've been eying an oscillating hoe for a couple months now but only recently started to get weeds enough for me to consider my weeding options seriously. Chemicals are of course out, I'd rather…
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I have a full garden

I have to write a short review of Highway Fuel Co, here in Salem, Oregon. Our first trip when we started the garden project to get compost was unremarkable, but this time I was very happy we went with them. I wanted to get some sort of soil…