A collection of posts from the 2017 season in our garden. Follow along from seed to harvest. Learn some growing tips, or leave some!

2017 Growing Season – September Update

  It's Time For An Update - September 2017 Looking back at recent posts, I've realized something is missing. That would be an update! The last of which was done back on May 22. A lot has happened since then, including our second daughter being born a few days ago (9/11). I apologize for not doing this sooner. If I'm…

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2017 Grow Season – Plants Sleep Too

Week 11 Update - The Plants Sleep Outside Now Hello and thanks for stopping by. Last week my plants were going through the process of hardening off. Now the plants sleep outside permanently. Hopefully, everything will be in the ground by this time next week. We've been very busy around the house lately and the garden has taken a back…

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2017 Grow Season – Hardening Off

Beginning Hardening Off Hello and thanks again for checking out this week's update. Last week I moved a majority of the plants over from pods to solo cups. We're nearing the middle of May and I've started hardening off everything. The plants are doing great for the most part since transplanting to the bigger cups. Especially the peppers and beans. Most…

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2017 Growing Season – Plant Seedlings

Happenings with the Plant Seedlings Hi and thanks for checking out this week's update on the plant seedlings. Sorry it has taken 2 weeks for this update. I've been really busy lately and am actually about half way through building my hugelkultur raised bed. It's taking longer than I want, but there's only so much time (and daylight) in a…

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2017 Growing Season – Seed Starts

My Seed Starts Week of 4/20/2017 Hi and thanks for checking out this week's update on the seed starts! It's been two weeks since transplanting sprouts from moist paper towels to seed trays. They've done considerably well if I do say so myself. A few things have died off, but that's why we as gardeners plant more than we think we'll…

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2017 Grow Season – Starting Seedlings

Starting Seedlings Starting seedlings this year has been a challenge thus far. At first, it seemed like there was pretty good progress. In fact, I was hoping to have plants in the ground by now (mid-April). Then there was the fungal problem with damping off which set things back a month. Now, after having to start over, things are looking…

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2017 Grow Season – Damping Off Problems

3/30/2017 - Damping Off Hi and thanks for checking in to see how this season is going. Unfortunately, I have some bad news this week. My seedlings have a bad fungal problem and I believe it's due to damping off. If you've never heard of it, damping off is a type of fungal growth that plants, especially seedlings, are susceptible…

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2017 Grow Season – Growing Seedlings

3/22/2017 - Growing Seedlings Greetings! Thanks for checking in on what's happening as I'm growing seedlings for the 2017 Season. This week I changed the positioning with my lighting again. Last week I changed the positioning as well. But the way the lights were facing down at an angle didn't strike me as very beneficial. Turns out I had some metal campfire skewers…

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