Tag Archives: compost

Unexpected gifts are always the most savory

Over the last quarter century we have composted our food scraps, raising the soil in the backyard nearly 5 inches. Occasionally the compost doesn’t get hot enough so when we place the fresh soil out in the spring we get … Continue reading

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Just bury the half-eaten tomato

It happens every year. The squirrels start to eat the tomatoes before they have ripened. I’m really OK about animals sharing our garden harvest as long as they don’t wipe it out. Last year the rabbits ate every last shred of arugula and … Continue reading

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Compost

I spent the whole day cleaning the garden, spreading the compost, and planting a few plants we purchased this morning. From 10:00 to 6:00, working our small urban patch of land, with a small break for some iced tea and … Continue reading

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A thousand blessings and a thousand mercies

Today JB discovered a mystery fruit growing where the beans, cucumbers, and sunflowers are growing. Neither of us remember planting anything else there. We do have acorn squash growing everywhere throughout the yard, because we had a rotten (but organic) … Continue reading

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