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Spring Taters

Stumbled across the concept of Spring taters a couple of years ago quite by accident. I am still sold on the concept of heavy mulch gardening.¬† It has been around for quite a while so not going to revisit all … Continue reading

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More is better, right?

It’s human nature to want to post pictures of our success, like when we’re on vacation, or our glamour photos, when we have a good peach crop etc.: Do you want to know the truth when it comes to growing … Continue reading

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Nothing new under the sun except, there is….

I have Sunchoke root stock for sale right now. That’s never happened before! ūüôā Very limited amount. $10 a pound plus postage.¬† If you happen to stumble across this post sometime in the future, don’t hesitate to reach out.¬† I … Continue reading

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Back To Eden

Eden: ¬†Paradise The garden where according to the ¬†account in Genesis Adam and Eve first lived ¬† A place of pristine or abundant natural beauty.   The scent of ¬†freshly ground wood chips is still on my fingers. I stumbled … Continue reading

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Spring Potato Harvest

Last year it happened by accident. This year I did it on purpose. I left some of our potato crop in the ground over the winter under heavy mulch. Some of the potatoes¬† turned to mush and some of them … Continue reading

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Meditation on a Moldy Bale of Hay

I noticed¬† some many of the potatoes in the heavy mulch (Ruth Stout method) garden plot were starting to sunburn two weeks ago. Sunburn= the potato skin turns green because they are too close to the surface. I’m running low … Continue reading

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The Ruth Stout Gardening Model

¬†View from our 2nd story farm house window I discovered the soil in my little “Ruth Stout” gardening plot¬† teeming with bugs and earthworms this morning.¬† Picked up a square of moldy hay and dozens of¬† crickets and other creepy … Continue reading

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