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the micro-farming experiment

mighty zucchini

On 23, Sep 2015 | No Comments | In advice, edibles, plants | By All Year Garden

Of the numerous varieties of squash available I decided to choose the one that grows larger than my garden. These summer zucchini plants are gigantic and determined the location I chose for them is not adequate in terms of real estate so they sprawled over the concrete walkway completely blocking it. Read more…

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round fruit

On 15, Sep 2015 | No Comments | In edibles, plants | By All Year Garden

Most suburban dwellers don’t have the space and the sun exposure required to grow pumpkins, the big round fruit has a sprawling growth habit and an unruly disposition that doesn’t endear it to its tamer vegetable companions. Read more…

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new harvest

On 24, Jun 2015 | No Comments | In edibles, plants | By All Year Garden

I’m so excited to see the first produce getting ready for harvest, it’s almost time to start the yield table for this year. It rained a lot lately, for the benefit of squashes and cucumbers, the always thirsty plants. All the veggies are in bloom, and most of them have started bearing fruit.

It doesn’t seem to be a particularly favorable year for the eggplants, which lag behind their towering garden companions – the tomatoes, the peppers, the squashes, the beans. Read more…

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first tomatoes

On 15, Jun 2015 | No Comments | In advice, edibles, plants | By All Year Garden

The first tomatoes, from the Supersweet 100 variety. This year’s production is not overwhelming, but adequate. If you never grew tomatoes before and would like to start, here are the basics.

Starting tomatoes from seed is very easy, their germination rate is close to 100%, they grow very fast in their starting pods and faster still once transplanted in their permanent location. Read more…

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green tomatoes

Every year the generous tomato plants bless us with an overabundance of fruit that doesn’t have the chance to ripen before the first frost. Tomatoes take their sweet time to figure out how to bear more and more fruit and their best and most abundant yield goes so far into the fall they don’t have time to finish it. Read more…

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the vegetable garden

On 25, Apr 2015 | No Comments | In edibles, plants | By All Year Garden

I finally planted the seedlings, with great excitement followed by four days of frost advisory. This night is supposed to be the last one and the plants seem to have made it, wrapped in plastic bags and covered with pots.
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