Archive for July, 2012

Vampire Free Zone

July 31, 2012 1 Comment
Vampire Free Zone

Late last September I planted a bunch of garlic cloves in one of our raised beds. We used the end of our harvest from last year’s crop of garlic.   A few weeks ago, we pulled up what grew and built a “drying rack” for the garlic.  We ended up with 83 heads of beautiful, […]

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Youth Garden at the County Fair!

July 30, 2012 0 Comments
Youth Garden at the County Fair!

Last week was the Benton County Fair.  The Youth Garden kids picked some of the Garden produce and entered the Open category of the Fair.  They did pretty good for their first time.   They got second for one using six to nine items in a display…. ….and they got first for five items in […]

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Tomato Time

July 30, 2012 4 Comments
Tomato Time

‘Tis the season for ripe tomatoes.   Normal people can even take tomatoes that are not quite ripe and leave them on the counter to finish the process.  We, apparently, are not normal people. (Insert comment here)   We are not permitted to leave tomatoes on our counter to ripen because we have a Louie.  “What […]

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Vinton Youth Garden Update July 9, 2012

July 11, 2012 1 Comment
Vinton Youth Garden Update July 9, 2012

A year and a few days ago, Lori, one of our volunteers, and I were discussing how great the garden looked. A few days later, 110 mile per hour winds blew through town.  Needless to say, we have agreed not to mention how nice the garden looks this year.  I’ll let you decide…. The west […]

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It’s Too Hot to Weed…

July 9, 2012 2 Comments
It’s Too Hot to Weed…

Not that there are any weeds growing.  Unless I am watering them, they aren’t gaining much ground in the garden.  It was way too hot to get out into the garden last week, but Dwayne and I finally got out there yesterday afternoon.  It was warm and muggy, but at least we managed to get […]

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