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The Kearneys Have a New Tool

The Kearneys Have a New Tool

We’ve neglected the back yard (and front yard) at our current place this year since we hadn’t decided where we were planning to live. But now that we know that, we need to catch up and stop slacking. BEsides, it’s hard to plant some of those fall and winter producing plants when everything is overgrown… Continue Reading

Food Production In The Interim

Food Production In The Interim

So now that we have a plan, the fun begins. Today I want to talk a bit about some of the things we’re going to do in the interim food production wise. As I noted before, we didn’t really do much this year garden wise. Yes, I regret that now, but it is what it… Continue Reading

How To Grow Potatoes In a Tire Stack

How To Grow Potatoes In a Tire Stack

Someone asked me recently about growing potatoes in tires, and if it was a good method. It is! And so I figured I’d write about it with some details. The general idea here is that a potato plant will throw roots (potatoes) when the stalk is covered. The stalk will continue to grow as well.… Continue Reading

No Garden This Year?

No Garden This Year?

Well, it seems that we’re destined to move sometime in the next couple of months. So the question is where to. A side effect of this is that it’s kinda pointless to put in a garden this year. So scratch that. I’m pretty bummed out, because it’s something we enjoy doing. But with the time… Continue Reading

Rain Rain, Go Away…

Rain Rain, Go Away…

So I don’t know about you guys, but the weather here this spring has been wet, wet, and more wet. And windy. And not much sun. Normally we’d have more sun right about now, and this pattern that we’re seeing now is definitely impacting the garden plans. So what options do you have for getting… Continue Reading

How I Made an Indoor Growing Rack

How I Made an Indoor Growing Rack

This weekend in preparation for getting our starts going we put together a grow box. A grow box in its basic form is a controlled environment for starting (and growing) plants. There’s quite a few different way to make one, including a real box that’s dedicated, or a temporary setup on a shelf somewhere. The… Continue Reading

Mixing Soil for Soil Cubes

Mixing Soil for Soil Cubes

Ok … so this evening we managed to finish mixing the soil block mix, so I figured I’d share the process and recipe we’re starting off with. First, I promised a picture of the soil screen that I put together. Here’s a shot … ignore “Mr Slow Man” there on the side. I forgot to… Continue Reading

How NOT to Make a Soil Screen

How NOT to Make a Soil Screen

So I should first apologize for not writing on Monday and Tuesday … I’ve been pretty sick and just wasn’t up to it. But I’m feeling better! Unfortunately being sick shot my plans of getting the soil blocks done and some of the starts going. But I did do some of that work today. One… Continue Reading

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