Monthly Archives: June 2012

Maintaining Soil Nutrients

Due to the fact that the raised beds are “soil free”(everything in the bedding mix is mostly inert: peat moss, perlite, coco coir, mulch, and hydro-ton), we have to keep a close eye on the plants to make sure they … Continue reading

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End of June Update and Harvest

Here’s a sample of what we brought in this week, which does not include the Cilantro, Genovese Basil, Sweet Basil or Thai Basil that was used to make about a half a cup of walnut pesto… yum. Shown here is … Continue reading

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Late June Garden Update and Harvest

Since the last Garden update we have harvested the last of the carrots (first carrots ever grown, planted in a container and growing for at least 4+ months), some of the radish and some of the tomatoes. Triple to quadruple¬† … Continue reading

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Harvesting Worm Poop (Manual Method of Sifting without Tumbler)

The worms are hungry and wriggling. The top or active tray is getting pretty full and the bottom tray is looking good so we are going to harvest some delicious compost. The bottom tray will be emptied and sifted and … Continue reading

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Propagating Flowers

Isn’t it frustrating when you’ve planned, planted all of your seeds, waited patiently, and then to have some of those seedlings die? Because you didn’t water. Or root rot. Or bugs. Regardless, at least you have a few plants. Now … Continue reading

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Early June Garden Update and Harvest

Memorial Day is over and Summer is “officially” here! Lets take stock of what has been harvested and then see how everything has fared compared to the last update. The Harvest for the week: White Wonder Cucumber, Bush Beans, Radish, … Continue reading

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