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Plant An Old Fashioned Victory Garden

A Victory Garden also known as “war gardens” or “food gardens for defense” came about during World War I and are still viable for today.

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Planting Seeds, Flowers, Vegetables, and Fruit, Oh My!!

I didn’t give up after my first colossal failure at gardening. See what I planted in my second attempt to learn how to garden and grow plants from seed.

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What Does Your Garden Grow?

What things did you plant in your garden this year? By the way, I’m going to be asking that question again at the end. I know that one of the biggest questions people have is “What did you try to plant, you first time gardener, you.”?

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Planting the Seeds of Despair

Sounds pretty depressing right? Well that’s because it is. My first attempts at raising things from seeds was very very disappointing. My dad was given a little greenhouse-type thing as a gift and one of those seed starter kits. This isn’t the first time my parents have had a greenhouse, we built one when I was a […]

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My Gardening Layout Up Close or “What was I thinking?”

So of the many fatal flaws in my plan(s), my gardening layout is one of them. As you may recall, I chose short-ish rows and columns so it looked kind of like a table you might see on a computer screen, only less neat and more disorderly. I did this in order to minimize the […]

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Digging the garden (yucky, blechy, and blah)

I finished digging up my community garden plot in accordance to my “master plan”.  Man what a royal pain in my great workout that was. Ahem. I decided to let it sit and dry out for a while to help kill off some of the grass and weeds (of course it has done lots of […]

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Gardening (or how to ruin a perfectly good day)

It’s always a mixed feeling for me to do things like dig up a garden plot. On the one hand it’s necessary, on the other hand by the time I’m done I hurt so much that I can’t help but think of all the other things I needed to do. Ideally the right way to […]

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The wrong right tool

It sounds wrong, doesn’t it? What do I mean “the wrong right tool”? The old saying is “the right tool for the right job” and after all I needed a shovel and I used a shovel, it’s not like I tried using a rake to do any digging, not that I wasn’t tempted. 😉 I […]

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Getting my garden started

The first thing I did when I got my community garden plot, was to buy some of the things I needed. As it turns out the only things I didn’t need to buy was the hammer and bottled water. The hammer, in case you wondered, is for driving the wooden garden stakes into a vampire […]

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My Community Garden Plot

I ran across the community gardens at Clackamas Community College by accident. I was asked by my dad to walk the dog for him, and I was asked by a friend for a ride to the college at almost the same time. So I grabbed the dog and went and picked up my friend. I […]