Category Archives: Vegetable Gardening

Vegetable Garden Pest Prevention

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

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Peas: Sweet & Snappy

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

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Edible Garden Evolution: Raised beds

  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

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Edible Garden Evolution

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

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Edible Garden Evolution

Edible Garden Evolution: The “Design Phase” A new garden does not happen over night; I can testify to this. Books and videos make it seem so; all you need is grid paper, a shovel, and a little elbow grease, right?  Well, … Continue reading

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