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Vegetable Garden Series Part 1: Get Started Gardening

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

…lants: Choose your space. It needs to get the most sun possible, so plan your garden space for the area that is sunny for most, and preferably all of the day. If that’s not possible, aim for 6 hours sun. Anything less than that and things like tomatoes, beans and cucumbers just won’t produce very well for you. Decide on your garden design. I’m an advocate of raised beds for their ease of watering, weeding, and growing a lot in…


Tuesday Garden Party- What’s Growing Now

For this week’s party, I thought I’d share with you what is growing in my garden now- both things I planted in the fall and my first spring plantings, which include: This hardened off container full of early cabbage, spring broccoli, Chinese cabbage, and a few onions I started from seed. I had some really old onion seeds that I wanted to use up, and I was surprised at how many actually sprouted. I do have a container of Walla Walla…


What’s Growing in The Garden?

Welcome to the first of a series of occasional posts on what is growing in my garden. Most people know what you might find in the garden in July (but that won’t stop me from showing you!), but what about February? I get plant lust for the spring and summer bloomers and veggies like most do (and all the stores focus on as well), and only recently have challenged myself to expand into fall and winter. Confession: I am a fair-weather gardene…


Tuesday Garden Party-Back To Basics In The Garden

…things to be learned from the them and their experiences. Like getting our hands (and knees…) dirty in the soil. Grow whatever you’d like, I just encourage you to get that connection with living things, the seasons, and providing for ourselves that you can get through gardening. Personally, I get the most satisfaction from growing food that I can then feed my family with, but I wouldn’t be without some flowers, either. Don’…


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

…h, 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!! Can you believe it? So mark your calendars for March 5, 2013, take pictures and write a post that you can link up and share with us! I just LOVE the inspiration I glean from your gardens and I’m especially looking forward to seeing what our southern friends gardens look like – it’ll…


Kelly’s Garden Update – Tuesday Garden Party

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…owing! If you look closely on the left at the back, you will see she’s already added another bed – a strawberry bed. Kelly wrote, “boy, once you start, it IS hard to stop!“ But of course the most obvious addition (beyond the plants) is the second trellis that Kelly’s husband built. It’s her “bean house” and the beans at the bottom of it are already growing up. What a clever idea to combine pre-mad…


Tuesday Garden Party

Do you like to take garden tours? Interested in garden ideas? Need inspiration, tips and techniques? Then welcome to the Tuesday Garden Party carnival (meme, linky party…whatever you like to call them!), hosted here at An Oregon Cottage March through October! Why a garden party? Well, I love to garden and grow my own food as well as flowers and herbs, and I wanted to connect with other gardeners and see what was growing


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

…that book sure didn’t help, mom, since we still have a lot of weeds!” I should probably state that I still weed, just not nearly as much as I used to before reading this book. Here’s where I gained the information to be able to garden without tilling, and where I first read about using newspaper and mulch in garden beds. Every gardener needs to read this book at least once. Steve Solomon has so much knowledge about Growing Vege…


Tuesday Garden Party- Fall & Winter Themes

…t some great ideas, be inspired, and get our little garden fix even through the winter! Here’s the Tuesday Garden Party schedule for the rest of October, and the months of November, December, and January. However, this is just a guideline- if you’ve got something garden related that doesn’t go with the theme, it’s OK to link up. I’m not gonna call the TGP police! October: 19 – Monthly Seasonal Recipes: What a…


Reader Garden Before And After-Tuesday Garden Party

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…he beds mean less weeds- and more time for the good stuff! 4. Make it pretty. Why not add a trellis and make the garden somewhere you enjoy being? She ends with, “Now isn’t that a garden you just can’t wait to get started in?!” I wholeheartedly agree- those lovely beds do make me want to plant something right away! Thanks for sharing, Kelly, and I’m happy to know you were inspired by AOC! What’s going on in your gardens?…


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