Category Archives: Gardening

Clyde’s Garden Planner – Everyone Should Have This

Several years ago I ran across Clyde’s Garden Planner.  For only $5 delivered you get a card that slides something like a slide rule and does a wonderful job of indicating when you should plant different vegetable in the spring and fall. … Continue reading

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Planting Update – Paw Paw, Wood Phlox & Comfrey

An update on some of what we have growing.  Many of the areas we only mow a couple of times a year now have wood phlox growing.  While we did not plant it I think it is very pretty.   … Continue reading

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Future Vegetable Garden

Previous locations haven’t worked out as a place to grow vegetables so my plan is to clear the brush and garbage trees in this area.  This shot is looking south so the good Black Walnut in the foreground can stay … Continue reading

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Plans For 2015

This is the year I get back to some vegetable production and maybe some other annual plants.  I have found a few places that have not done so well in the past, this year I’m trying a new plot.  This … Continue reading

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Update On Plantings

Even though I got them planted late, the Cocks Comb and sunflowers are doing well.  The sunflowers are about 9′ tall and the Cocks Comb are starting to set flowers.  I’m hoping both set seed before it gets too cold. … Continue reading

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Asparagus Still Growing

We planted asparagus crowns last year in two trench’s.  I’m not sure how long it will be until we can harvest, but they are still growing.  We will keep adding compost as the soil in this area is not very good, … Continue reading

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Growing Hops?

With commercial craft brewing and home brewing really taking off maybe locally grown hops would be a marketable product.  In doing some research it looks like Michigan State University has some interest in this.  While growing them doesn’t appear too hard, harvesting may be … Continue reading

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Three Sisters Garden – Results

The results from our three sisters garden last year was favorable.  The squash went nuts so we ate a ton of that.  There were almost no weeds as the squash leaves caused a dense shade at ground level.  The green … Continue reading

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I Want A Greenhouse

Michigan State University is starting to promote high-tunnel or hoop houses as a way to extend the growing season here in MI.  These are un-heated structures that are simple and easy to construct that is basically a series of semi-circles (or hoops) … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Liqueur

I’m going to have to try this next year with the fruits of my transplanted rhubarb patch. http://mostlyfoodstuffs.blogspot.com/2010/04/rhubarb-liqueur.html  

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