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April 2011

Garden2Blog Photos

by Fern on April 29, 2011

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Here are a few photos from P. Allen Smith’s very first Garden2Blog event. More to come about neat things I saw in Little Rock in the days to come.
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I’m Headed to Garden2Blog!

by Fern on April 25, 2011

in General

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In case you haven’t heard, author and TV show host P. Allen Smith has invited a bunch of bloggers to visit his hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas for a whole bunch of gardening fun (airfare and hotel included)*. The event is called Garden2Blog, and yours truly is one of the bloggers he invited! I’m leaving (on a jet plane) tonight, and as you can imagine, I’m very excited!

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Mea Culpa – I Have Some Dead Plants

April 24, 2011

I alluded last week to the fact that I have killed some plants. I got super busy with Passover planning, book editing, and a job interview, and well, my plants were kind of neglected. I hate to say it, but several of the seedlings I killed were the ones I was growing for the Community […]

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Be Honest: Who Has Already Killed Some Plants?

April 18, 2011
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Those of you who follow the LOTB Facebook page know which plants I have inadvertently executed, but before I publish a full mea culpa, I want all of you to go on record. So fess up, who has killed at least one plant in 2011?

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Wine Box Turned Balcony-Sized Raised Bed Garden

April 15, 2011
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My grandpa grew up in the Depression, during a time when you didn’t throw things out until you had absolutely gotten every single possible use out of a thing. That sort of mentality has never left my Grandpa. He saves everything. Yogurt containers and kleenex boxes line his workshop, organizing all of his nails, screws, […]

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Chimichurri Makes It All Better!

April 12, 2011
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We are very lucky, very lucky indeed. My friend–the uber talented Germinatrix and author of The Edible Front Yard–Ivette Soler has shared her recipe for chimichurri sauce with us! Now, I admit I had no idea what chimichurri was until last night, when Ivette posted about it on her Facebook page. But when I heard […]

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Let’s Start Talking Pots for the Community Container Garden

April 11, 2011
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Are you participating in the community container garden? I sure hope so! But even if you’re not, it’s still important to know what sized pot goes with what kind of edible plants. Tomatoes will not be happy living in a 10 inch pot for the entire summer. Nope. No way! But chives? They’re much more […]

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And The Winner of Garden Up! Is…

April 9, 2011

Crystal! I’ll send you an email to find out where I can send your copy of Garden Up! Thanks to everyone who entered. It’s an excellent book, so I hope you’ll get yourself a copy and send me fab pictures of your vertical gardens!

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Whoa Nelly Was It Windy Today!

April 7, 2011
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I don’t know about your balcony, but mine was getting blown around like crazy today, with a cool spring wind. In case you have a breezy balcony, here is some great advice on dealing with wind: How to Edibles on a Windy Balcony – Wind poses several problems to vegetable container gardens. First, it can damage […]

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The Accessorized Garden – Ornaments & Art

April 7, 2011
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