Category Archive: Updates

May 25 2016

My Current Garden Plan for 2016

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If you’re curious about this year’s garden plan, here’s the details. I’m definitely tomato-heavy this year. If I end up putting a zillion jars of sauce, then I will back off and try other crops next year. The broccoli, brussels sprouts, and leeks at the remote garden were absolutely sublime and I don’t want to …

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May 25 2016

May 25th Update: Ambrosia Corn, 2nd Batch of Tomatoes Planted

It’s long since time to get sweet corn in the ground.  In lieu of using a tiller, I thought the next best thing would be to add a couple bags of GardenPro Topsoil. Normally topsoil is rather heavy stuff and a good analogue of honest-to-goodness “dirt”, however this stuff is surprisingly loose. I did soak my …

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May 25 2016

May 15th Update: New Gate & Sod Cutting the Old Fashioned Way

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Last year I had huge germination problems with sweet corn. After sowing countless seeds of Ambrosia and Bodacious in the loose, friable soil I’d established at the remote garden and getting virtually no result, I tried planting some in the recently tilled hardpan Carolina clay. I waited with skepticism and was shocked to see every …

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May 05 2016

May 4th Update: Transplants In, More on the Way

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Raised beds have been built and cardboard placed under the trucked-in soil to smother the weeds. Of course Sebastian helped! Fence and gate have been built and installed (which Sebastian did not appreciate). I started my tomato seeds in February but found out my seed starting soil/mix had major problems and so had to throw …

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