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Gardening Class 🌿 πŸŒΊ

We went to a class with Gateway Greening about fall vegetables and cover crops! The class was very informative- basically I’m not ready to plant fall plants but I do know what to do next year! The best part of the morning was being inspired by all the garden beds within the community garden sections! …

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Chicken Math

Chicken Math is the idea that, since you can never tell if you’ve hatched a hen or a roo, you raise some extra chicks to ensure you have enough girls for your flock! When we got our chicks from our friend, we originally wanted two or three- but we were explained chicken Math and encouraged to …

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Free dirt, mulch, and bean tepees!

It’s garden time in Febuary! πŸŒ»πŸŒ±πŸ’ I have heard gardeners raving about mulch as weed control… So… I googled free mulch – and I found that Heman park in U City offers mulch – free for the taking! Β Β Β  Β So I gave the kids a snow shovel and had them take turns loading it in …

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planting the fall garden (and using worksheets as a weed barrier)

Ideally, I would like to grow my garden from seeds… however, not this year πŸ™‚ So… I bought a flat of cool-weather salad greens. Then… the kid’s planted them all! (it’s funny, I really enjoy gardening and getting my hands dirty – but so do the kids, which means I mostly supervise while they do …

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Weeding the garden day #2

TIME TO TACKLE THE WEEDS… AGAIN…And with sore arms! My husband had suggested using a weedwacker on the weeds, but I was unsure – should I be yanking each weed up by the root? Then Jiminpanama atΒ panamaminute.wordpress.com gave me some words of advice: use a weedwacker on those weeds,Β no need for me to till (hooray) …

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I will not let the weeds choke out my dreams…

My garden was beautiful… Several months ago! But then the weeds started growing and growing and growing and I couldn’t pull them fast enough. I. Gave.up! I even told my husband that I was a failure at gardening and that I should just admit that and stop trying! But… then a series of events happened …

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