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Garden Methods

There is Weeding and Then There is WEEDING.

Looking forward to getting my morning’s off to a rocket start. This wasn’t one of them.  Spent three hours on reading about market gardening, sipping coffee, and eating my farm fresh eggs on toast.  Did you know some restaurant folks buy honeysuckle flowers to make ice cream with? By 9 I was out doing chick … Continue reading »

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Score Keeping Turns Sour

No real need to keep track of my time today.  Because it wasn’t mine.  I did the necessary stuff. And then Haying took over. I did come back to the house for a wee bit, moved laundry, took plastic film off of two short hoop houses, gathered up dinner for the hay makers. For a … Continue reading »

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Onions Overwinter

Overwinter Onions In My Zone 7ish Market Garden.  Earlier this year, I thought I had decided that I desired a break from starting my own onion plants for a few years. But, since all of my onion plants, okay, nearly all, from Dixondale had bolted on me this spring/summer, and they bolted on my daughters … Continue reading »

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May Day Report

May Day and Mid-Spring Report.  (This next week is smack dab middle of spring and full of some of the bestest silly holidays!) Spring so far… what a wild ride! We’ll start with the Market Garden…   Market Garden Report Part One Here in the Puget Sound region we had one of the strangest winters.  … Continue reading »

Categories: Just Now (Phenology), Spring, Vicktory Farm and Gardens, Weather | 1 Comment

Raising Grain

Did you read that as raising cain, Dear Reader? Well usually, I am, but today it’s just grain. Yup, I’m off on another horticulture adventure. This time I’m attempting to be a grain grower.  Today was the big shove off, the bon voyage party happened. 3 – 160 sq. ft  beds planted, one to barley, … Continue reading »

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Winter Knitting

I just now used this potholder. It was knitted up this last month and I was fairly disappointed in the design so it just sat by my knitting waiting to undergo scrutiny on what all needs to be changed.  But just now I needed to grab the tea kettle off of the wood stove and … Continue reading »

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Onion House

  Dirt, Bet and I finished up the onion hoop house on Sunday.  I really did help, when they needed me, otherwise I was down in the carrot hoop house (I call it Carrot Barn) weeding and thinning baby carrots. As soon as they were done, they headed off to kill roosters and turkeys and … Continue reading »

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A Desperate Plea, Sent by Me

I don’t usually like to strong arm companies, but sometimes, when you are at the end of your rope, ya gotta do, what ya gotta do.  Here is the pushy e-mail I sent to a seed company, the subject line read, Bummed: I’ve been ruined by you. Ruined for any other pepper, with your Red … Continue reading »

Categories: Crops, Garden Methods, Hoop Houses, Peppers, Propagation | 2 Comments

Soil Test #1

You don’t need to call an expert out to your garden in order to grow great stuff to eat and look at.  You become the expert (former drip under pressure) there are tons and tons (literally by weight) of books out there in libraries and book stores and pamphlets in garden shops to help you … Continue reading »

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Makin’ Room and Changing Places

Crowded The Hippy Hot Hut is crowded!  Packed full and I haven’t even dented what I was supposed to have in starts this year. The bench is full, and so is the north wall shelves, hanging bar and floor. The bench is mostly propagation heat mat covered and in direct sunlight.  It is the main … Continue reading »

Categories: Blogging, Greenhouse, Peppers, Propagation, Technology, Tomatoes | 3 Comments