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Garden Game: WHAT AM I GROWING?!?

I had planted a bunch of stuff and a bunch of other, different stuff is growing in our garden and in the corners of our yard. I posted pictures when it first started happening in one of my Week in Review posts. Since then it’s gotten crazier. We compost, and I used it when prepping… Continue reading Garden Game: WHAT AM I GROWING?!?

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Our Deep Mulch Garden and Other Updates

This year we are trying the deep mulch method for our little garden. Last fall we put down a few layers of newspaper where we wanted our plot to be this spring. Then we saved and piled on all of our grass clippings. Most of the grass under the newspaper/grass clippings died by the time spring got… Continue reading Our Deep Mulch Garden and Other Updates

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6 Tips for Gardening with Littles

I have a new piece over at the Oklahoma City Moms Blog site. Go check it out and share your own tips because I can use all the help I can get! 6 Tips for Gardening with Young Children Feel free to pin it, comment on it, or share on your Facebook page or other social media. Just in… Continue reading 6 Tips for Gardening with Littles

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Weird things are happening in the garden…

I didn’t feel well for a few days in a row and skipped checking on my okra plants. It was a bad move on my part. They are HUGE Tim Birton like monster okra now. They are more like wood and too tough to eat. Also I don’t ever remember them still producing into mid… Continue reading Weird things are happening in the garden…

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Wrapping up in the garden

We took advantage of the extra day off and pretty morning to wrap things up in our little garden. We picked the last of the herbs, basil and chives. The dill and cilantro have been used up already.  The okra plants are still going strong and probably will through September. I pickled some jars of… Continue reading Wrapping up in the garden

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I don’t post to brag. Here are some of my fails.

I work in an office at a desk and have for years. I think that’s why I enjoy cooking and gardening. I get to use my hands to make something. With cooking I enjoy taking different ingredients and making something else completely different when they are put together. With gardening I love the feel of… Continue reading I don’t post to brag. Here are some of my fails.

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What I’ve learned from the garden this year.

You may or may not remember from my other gardening posts that this year I decided to plant herbs in the front bed instead of in containers, try a kids gardening corner to keep them from pulling up everything that grew, and then planted a few veggies in another corner. It was all very experimental. So here’s… Continue reading What I’ve learned from the garden this year.

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Garden Update

If you read Gardening Corner for the Kids or Prepping the Garden you may remember that this year in an attempt to keep the kids and rabbits from picking, eating, and trampling whatever I try to grow I planted some herbs in our front beds, made a gardening corner for the kids in one corner of the backyard, and… Continue reading Garden Update

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Gardening Corner for the Kids

In my post Prepping the Garden you all gave some really helpful advice on how to keep my kiddos engaged with gardening while trying to keep them from pulling up everything that grows. This weekend we dedicated a corner of the yard to them for gardening. This is where they can dig and pull and plant all they… Continue reading Gardening Corner for the Kids

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Prepping “the garden”

It has been sunny, in the low 70s, and the wind is calmer than usual. So we worked and played in the yard, including the garden, all weekend long. When I use the term garden here, I am using it loosely. While I would love to have a giant vegetable garden, my 1 and 3… Continue reading Prepping “the garden”