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Category Archives: Vegetable Gardening
*Actinomycete–filamentous bacteria that give healthy soil its characteristic “earthy” smell. I just got around to covering my empty vegetable beds to safeguard my soil. Quite often I miss the late summer/early fall window to put out cover crop seed and … Continue reading
In my edible garden, floating row cover (also known by brand names like Reemay or Agribon) is my go-to pest control method. It’s helpful to control a variety of pests from birds, to carrot rust fly, imported cabbage moth, and … Continue reading
It’s time to plant peas–we’re a few weeks from average last frost date (April 15th in Kitsap County). Last year I grew snow peas (a favorite from my childhood); this year I’ve chosen sugar snap. And because I love fragrant … Continue reading
My original garden was row-style, which afforded a lot of flexibility. No borders allowed me to expand on all sides as I pulled blackberries and amended soil gradually over the years. I broadcast cover crop seed liberally over the … Continue reading
Edible Garden Evolution: “Recognition: If we wait to do this entirely on our own, it will never happen” Summer 2014 I hired my good friend and edible garden consultant, Gayle Larson (Dancing Raven Design) for a few hours to evaluate my … Continue reading