Category Archives: Garden Journal

2009 Garden Underway

Life has been a little hectic around our house over the past several months…hence the lack of regular Prairie Roots posting. My husband, Cory, was hard at work finishing his second year of a doctoral degree while working as a … Continue reading

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Slightly Less Novice Organic Gardener

I finally got around to uploading and adding captions to some photos of this year’s garden. A few notes and goals for future planning: Organic Garden 2007 – Get started earlier. I’m going to stick with low-tech seed-starting for now … Continue reading

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Because Summer Is Officially Over

I’m not ready for cold weather yet, so here’s a glimpse back at my sunny garden in August.

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Tip Of The Iceberg

Here’s just a fraction of the cucumbers growing from my three plants. They’re Mideast Prolific cukes from Seeds of Change, and despite the 90-degree weather we’ve been having lately, they’re surprisingly sweet. Guess who’s making cucumber salad for tonight’s supper … Continue reading

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A Walk In The July Garden

Photos taken July 16. Learning to live with weeds. The carrot and cilantro patch. Hmmm, looks a lot like last month’s photo, doesn’t it? Absolutely nothing germinated. Ugh. Must not have kept the seedbed wet enough. I tried carrots last … Continue reading

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Garden State

Long overdue update on the garden. I got a late start but should still get a decent yield. Photos taken June 16. I dug out the paths and added the extra dirt to the beds to raise them a bit. … Continue reading

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In the Beginning

This is my favorite method for germinating seeds. If memory serves me correctly, I got it from Dr. David Nelson, my philosophy prof at SDSU. Set individual seeds on cotton balls or cut-up cotton balls and place in a plastic … Continue reading

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Seeds

Yesterday I ordered the seeds for this year’s garden. Here’s what I’m getting. From Seeds of Change: Black Seeded Blue Lake Pole Bean Kurota Chantenay Carrot Stowell’s Sweet Corn Mideast Prolific Cucumber Butterhead Buttercrunch Lettuce Butterhead Four Seasons Lettuce Looseleaf … Continue reading

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