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Entries Tagged as 'garden'

Bustin’ Sod

June 25th, 2013 · No Comments · garden

Here’s brother-in-law Tom breaking ground for a new garden bed on our farm. Tom had me scythe the grass in an area that had been gardened by the previous owner of the property. He used plastic “push posts,” normally intended for temporary livestock fencing, to mark the corners of a bed 12 feet long and […]

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Spontaneously Combusting Mulch

May 6th, 2013 · 1 Comment · farming, garden

We thought starting a farm in Upstate New York our biggest concerns were going to be keeping the livestock fed and safe from predators. Then my wife walked out the front porch yesterday afternoon and noticed the pine bark mulch around the azalea bushes smoldering. Huh? She pushed the mulch around with her foot and […]

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Garden Back to Lawn

March 18th, 2012 · 10 Comments · garden, Sustainability, urban agriculture

The developer who bought our house recently e-mailed asking if we’d be available to consult on installing vegetable beds for the prospective condominium owners. Sure, I replied, and I gave him a bunch of suggestions pending a meeting and walk-through at the property. But shortly thereafter a landscaping crew showed up and in short order […]

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