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How Does Your Edible Garden Grow?

June 6th, 2017

The edible garden is growing like mad. Strawberries are blooming, peas are growing taller, fennel bulbs are fattening up, lettuces are growing fuller and rounder…

The peppers however are not appreciating our cool, rainy spring so far. They’re doing OK, but will be happy when the weather finally warms up.

How’s your edible garden growing? Anything loving or hating your current weather?

While the Gardener is Away…

July 2nd, 2013

The plants will continue to grow quite nicely and the weeds grow twice as fast.
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The chickies will grow into miniature chickens.
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The peas are flush with pods, we harvested our first batch and enjoyed them for supper last night and the broccoli isn’t far behind.
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It rained so much that the slugs made my cabbage look like swiss cheese. The pigs don’t mind the slugs and enjoyed it for supper last night.
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I’ve certainly got my work cut out for me in the coming weeks ahead. No doubt I’ll be spending every spare moment out weeding, trying to get the garden back under control. Stay tuned tomorrow to see what the 5×5 Challenge Garden looks like.

Do you notice that things seem to change almost overnight in the garden this time of year?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.