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tomato seedlings sprouting

last weekend I placed some seeds inside this little seed starter in my greenhouse.  The first of February always seems to be the correct time to start tomato plants, giving them time to grow and begin to mature before they get set out into the garden. I placed seeds for Brandywine variety and they have […]

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Grow veggies- grow seed

Grow veggies- grow seed

it has been so warm in the greenhouse, the Bok Choy has decided to bolt.  at the same time, the Broccoli decided to start flowering too.  Well, when you are dealt lemons, it’s time to make lemonade.  so I cut the tops of the broccoli only because I have plenty of seed and allow the […]

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Asian bird flu in Oregon

A flock of home raised chickens has been discovered in Winston Oregon, according to reports.  While reports say the virus does not necessarily infect humans, It does damage to flocks many thousands of the bireds have to be put down to insure that the disease does not spread.  We’ll pass along more information when it […]

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Greenhouse repair

It wasn’t too long after installing my greenhouse that the fabric began tearing and finally created some large holes that the rain poured through, but more importantly, heat escaped. Without heat in the greenhouse, the plants grow, but they are reluctant to do so, growing just the minimum amount while waiting for warmer weather. Given […]

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Easy pumpkin seed removal

Easy pumpkin seed removal

I’ve never I’ve never tried saving seeds for food before but decided to try some this year.  After cutting into a pumpkin, I scooped them out and spent hours washing time before placing them on a baking sheet  and waiting days for them to dry.  they were turned daily until finally dry, and they were […]

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Zuchinni in November

Zuchinni in November

Can you believe it?  November 8 and I’m still pulling zuchinni from healthy looking vines. The pepper plants are also still alive and well. there are even blossoms on some of the tomato plants   November 8 and still no frost in the Rogue Valley.  That is amazing. Not sure how many zuchinni we have […]

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Fall gardening

Fall gardening

This has been one strange year. Everything has been odd, including the garden. In what should have been a very bad year, drought and all, it turned out to be one of the best in terms of the home garden. There hasn’t been enough moisture to get everything damp, irrigation districts have had to cut […]

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Easy raised beds

    Last year I built five raised beds for my garden. I have gotten tired of tilling and more importantly, tired of bending all the way to the ground. As my age goes up, my flexibility goes down. Funny how that happens. The first two I built were 3 x 12″ lumber and they […]

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Taking stock in this year’s garden

Gardening is something that gets in your blood. My father’s fondest memories were of being on the farm, though the family lived in town and only worked in the fields during summer months. Unfortunately, his father died at an early age when my father was just six years old. But those memories never left him, […]

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USDA continues to support Oregon’s Upper Klamath Basin, helps landowners conser | NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest up to $11 million to assist agricultural producers in water conservation and water quality efforts in Oregon’s Upper Klamath basin over the next five years. “Landowners, conservation partners and tribes have taken a proactive approach to water resource issues in the basin, […]

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