June 18, 2018
by dhoytt
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Turning Over Garden

Getting set for garden turnover after early plants of mustard and lettuce bolted and went to seed. Now will try to plant the same but with a garden shade to protect from the Sacramento summer heat. Did some intense gardening … Continue reading Continue reading

May 13, 2018
by dhoytt
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Replacing Last Years Collard Greens and Barefooted in the Dirt

Removed last years stalks of collard greens earlier this week since they were going to seed and this years collard greens are growing rapidly. The collards from last year I let go a bit longer than normal and the stalks … Continue reading Continue reading

May 11, 2018
by dhoytt
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First Tomatoes of the Year

My first tomatoes of the season were some delicious cherry tomatoes I put in a salad with Swiss chard, basil,romaine lettuce, sweet purple onions and mustard greens all from my garden. Together with a baked potato and ribeye steak cooked … Continue reading Continue reading

April 24, 2018
by dhoytt
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Garden 2018 Spring Blossoms

Gardens in the front yard and backyard blossoming well again this year. The front yard producing vibrant, varied, colored rose blooms of different sizes from bush to long stemmed I have planted throughout the years. The backyard has the hearty … Continue reading Continue reading

October 8, 2017
by dhoytt
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Found Delicious New Recipe for Eggplants with Grits 

Looking for a new way to eat eggplants from my garden and I wanted to incorporate grits I found a terrific recipe @ https://eatsimplefood.com/roasted-eggplant-peppers-and-feta-over-polenta/ . This made the perfect taste combination with my Traeger wood fired whole chicken and baked … Continue reading Continue reading

September 12, 2017
by dhoytt
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Perfect 100 Degree Evening In Attic with AC Then Garden Planting 

Spent the evening first in the attic where my central air units blower was ground to a stop then in the garden planting some new mature tomatoe plants. This was was the second time in 5 weeks I had major … Continue reading Continue reading

June 10, 2017
by dhoytt
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Vegetable Garden 2017 Progressing Producing 

Picked out 5×5 gallon buckets of weeds from the vegetable garden today and noticed the gardens are progressing nicely. Here are some current pictures: Prior to weeding Prior to weeding After weeding After weeding  After weeding Baby zucchini squash  Cucumber … Continue reading Continue reading

March 19, 2017
by dhoytt
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2017 Garden Laid Out and Ready

Finished laying out my vegetable garden for 2017 I was rushed into due to mint plants threatening to overwhelm the garden even though I decimated the mints last year. I guess the mint battle will continue as long as I … Continue reading Continue reading

May 30, 2016
by dhoytt
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Another Healthy Home Garden Based Meal

The garden is starting to produce more than just the dominant swiss chard now, with some beans, chives, rosemary plus the swiss chard paired with medium rare trip tip that pulled apart with fingers. Sautéed the swiss char with the … Continue reading Continue reading