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Kelly’s Garden Update – Tuesday Garden Party

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Hey there, gardening friends! Do you remember back in May when I shared this photo in a TGP post about Kelly’s garden before and after? She had sweetly emailed me to let me know that she had been inspired to try gardening again, but this time using raised beds and permanent paths for an easy care garden. Well, a number of you commented that you’d like to see the beds all planted so Kelly took a few current pictures and sent them to…


May Garden Update- Tuesday Garden Party

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Happy TGP everyone! If any of you happened to read the Monday update/menu yesterday, you will know that we spent this last weekend working around the acre. We were able to check a lot of things off the to-do list – yeah! Thanks to Shannan’s lesson from the last TGP, the blueberries were given a topping of peat moss before being freshly mulched with straw. This flower bed edging our new gravel patio had been an a…


Tuesday Garden Party- Fall & Winter Themes

While its true that our vegetable harvests are winding down, I want to remind all the lovely Garden Party participants and my readers that the Tuesday Garden Party is not only about vegetables! It’s about all things garden related. Personally, I’ve loved getting some great ideas for decorating, new recipes, and plant names that I’ve written down that I want to grow next year. But I do know that with the weather cooling down, o…


Reader Garden Before And After-Tuesday Garden Party

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Hello, friends! I’m excited today to share with you a reader’s garden- complete with before and after photos. This is part of the lovely email I received from Kelly: After reading about your garden for a year now, and seeing all the produce and canning……I was finally inspired to try One More Time!  I live up in Damascus, Oregon, lots of berry farms, cow pastures, and nursery growers all around, and every year I wo…


Chalkboard Label Jars – A Five Minute, Three Dollar Update

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…me cooking and I have answered the question about which flour is which enough times that the idea of having them labeled is fantastic. Perfect. Wonderful. Come to think of it…I guess it wasn’t so out-of-the-blue after all, was it? This is one of the easiest and least expensive update I’ve ever done and I LOVE it! What would you put chalkboard labels on? I do have a couple more to find a home for…   This is linked to S…


Tuesday Garden Party- Pepper And Tomato Update

Welcome to the sixth edition of the garden party! We’ve had so many wonderful gardens to tour during the past six weeks, and I’ve gotten a lot of great ideas as well as some serious inspiration. I want to draw your attention to the new Tuesday Garden Party button I’ve added to the bar below my header. When you click on the button it will take you to a page where you can choose to see either the current garden party or view t…


Tuesday Garden Party- Favorite Garden Books (Hint: Gift Ideas!)

…nd really like the author, need the second, and am really curious about the third: Steve Solomon again- writing Gardening When It Counts. Gina at HomeJoys reviewed this awhile ago and I’ve been wanting to read it ever since. The Organic Gardener’s Handbook of Natural Insect and Disease Control seems to be an update to the problem solver book- and I could really benefit from the color pictures of insects. I’ve read that it̵…


Vegetable Garden Series Part 1: Get Started Gardening

10 Basic Steps to Starting a Vegetable Garden - An Oregon Cottage

Welcome to the first post in our organic vegetable gardening 101 series where you’ll learn a little about my gardening history and then be able to get started gardening with 10 basic steps. My goal with this series is to arm you with inspiration, knowledge, step-by-step instructions, and tips I’ve learned so that you can grow your own food. I want to emphasize that it does take time (although you can decide how mu…


Organizing: Garden Paperwork

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Do you organize your gardening paperwork? Keep track of what you grew and when? What you’d like to grow again? It is possible to garden without keeping any records. People do it all the time. But there are some very good reasons to keep at least some records, especially with regards to the organic vegetable garden and for me I’ve found keeping basic information from year-to-year to be incredibly helpful. The essential gardening paper…


Top Tools for Gardening {Ready…Set…Garden!}

…orite tools (a term I use rather loosely – ‘item’ might be closer to the truth) that I use for gardening. The tools I’m recommending are both normal and maybe a bit unusual. My only criterion was that it had to be something I use every season – sometimes all season long. Oh, wait! Before we get to the tools list, let me take a minute to remind you that NEXT WEEK is the first Tuesday Garden Party of the 2013 Season!!…


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