Category Archives: Garden journal

Walking the Line

This is a phrase that might bring the likes of Johnny Cash to some peoples minds. Others may be thinking cowboys out riding their horses along the fence line but for me a city gardener, a want to be farmer, … Continue reading

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Peppers – learning history from my garden

This spring while planning the garden my daughter asked me to start some hot pepper seeds. I am not a person who loves hot food but why not. I also have not had the best of luck with peppers. They … Continue reading

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Spring begins with a chill – April’s First Blooms

It is April first, chilly (35 degrees), sunny, clear blue skies and super wet ground. It has been raining on and off for the last few days but the ground and the plants seem very happy to drink it all … Continue reading

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Fresh Start – learning about my garden in the winter

It is December 28th and we are just days away from a new year. The ground in my garden here in Minnesota is frozen solid and there is a few inches of snow covering all of the yard. It is … Continue reading

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Winter has begun but we are still growing

It is December 22 – we have had a light covering of snow although the temperature is hovering around 32 degrees. The garden is officially asleep and it is officially winter. The ground is frozen and leaves have fallen leaving … Continue reading

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Becoming a gardener (or a writer) – someone who learns

“To become a gardener means to try, to fail, to stubbornly plug away at something, to endure serious disappointments and small triumphs that encourage you to try and fail again. But it means, above all, perking up your ears, sniffing, … Continue reading

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