Tag Archives: Gardening

Scaling Back

When we moved to Happy Acres back in 2007, I couldn’t wait to work up a spot for a vegetable garden. Due to the heavy deer presence, it had to be fenced. The area is about 40 feet by 45 … Continue reading

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How Hardy Is Lettuce – 2011 Trials

Last year I tested several different varieties of lettuce, plus a few other greens, to try and determine just how much cold weather they can take. I grew the lettuce and greens in my cold frames, which were covered with … Continue reading

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Growing Asian Vegetables: Tatsoi

This is the first installment in a series about my experiences growing Asian vegetables. You can find the other articles by clicking on the tag “Growing Asian Vegetables” at the bottom of this post. My first encounter with tatsoi came … Continue reading

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Cold Frames

I made another cold frame yesterday, using the same design I’ve used for the last several ones I’ve made. They are 4 feet by 4 feet square, about 8 inches tall in front and tapering to 12-1/2 inches in back. … Continue reading

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Gardening Book Review: Oriental Vegetables

Oriental Vegetables: The Complete Guide for the Gardening Cook By Joy Larkcom 232 pages I bought this book last year when I was looking to expand my knowledge about growing and cooking with Oriental vegetables. I have found that there … Continue reading

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