June 18, 2018
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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

May 13, 2018
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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

May 11, 2018
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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

April 24, 2018
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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

October 8, 2017
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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

July 1, 2017
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2017 Vegetable Garden Starting to Kick into High Production

Pruning plants, weeding and redistribution of my drip system sprinklers as the plants grow has my vegetables really producing healthy hearty produce. Very nice going out in the morning collecting herbs like basil, chives and tomatoes to accentuate breakfast. Then … Continue reading

June 10, 2017
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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

March 19, 2017
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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