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The Diggit gardener
Seattle
Gardener,Nutritional therapy practitioner and full time Real Estate Agent
Interests: Nutrition,Gardening, Real Estate and cooking are at the top of my list of interests but I am also very interested in hiking and keeping active.
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Not only does the dark compost make your garden look great but it also keeps the weeds down and ammends your soil. Before l Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at The Diggit Gardener
Come see us at the best garden art show in the Northwest. Sorticulture, Everett’s Garden Arts Festival 2014 festival set for June 6, 7 and 8! Friday 10 am to 8 pm - Mark DuFresne Band 5:30 pm Saturday 10 am to 6 pm - Ciscoe Morris - 1 pm Sunday 10 am to 4 pm Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at The Diggit Gardener
Diggit Garden tools will be at the Gig Harbor garden tour Sat June 26th and Sunday June27th. We will be at garden number 4 next to the master gardeners. Hope to see you there. Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2010 at The Diggit Gardener
Don't miss us at the Gig Harbor garden tour this Saturday and Sunday. We will be selling our high quality weeding tools in garden number 4. Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2010 at The Diggit Gardener
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Don't miss Sorticulture, Everett's Garden Art's Festival. It will be held at Legion Park,145 Alverson Blvd in Everett on June 11th-13th. They have great entertainment and wonderful speakers,not to mention all the best plants,garden art and garden tools. Diggit garden tools will be in booth 92 right next to Seattle's Bird Lady. Check out her amazing one of a kind bird houses with copper roofs. After getting all your plants and essentials stop by the wine garden to rest and enjoy the wonderful surroundings. Speakers will include Ciscoe Morris, Steve Smith,Pam Roy and Laura Faley. This is one event you... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2010 at The Diggit Gardener
Not so bad if you have the right tools and a strong back.
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2010 on Getting rid of St John's Wort at The Diggit Gardener
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Sorry I don't have an easy solution but this is what I did to get rid of ivy and St John's Wort. I wanted to plant some grapes and I am running out of sunny spaces in the yard. The spot in front of the garden was perfect except for the ivy and St John's Wort that had invaded. I cut down the foliage with a hedge trimmer and went to work with the pick axe and shovel. I used my Diggit Duck (the orange handle tool that looks like a duck)to dig up the roots that were embedded in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at The Diggit Gardener
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I recently dug up some lily bulbs and I was amazed at the size. I moved them from one of my rental houses and so I am not sure exactly what variety they are. I suppose I will have to wait until this Summer to find out. I have included photos of one of the others I moved. Last year they grew to at least 6 ft tall and they had a lot of flowers on stems that were the size of bamboo.They started out as regular lily bulbs but they have become enormous. I didn't do anything except put... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at The Diggit Gardener
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We will soon have a new product!! I have attached pictures of the Siftit prototype. Paul built a compost sifter for himself many years ago and it has become and indispencable garden tool. It was too big a bulky to ship but recently he decided to make a sifter that could be broken down and could be shipped and assembled easily. He is now fine tuning it and woking on improvements. The Siftit will be for sale as soon as everything is perfected. The Siftit seperates rocks and larger debis from the good compost and leaves nice fine compost that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2010 at The Diggit Gardener
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Diggit will be at the Anacortes Garden and Art fair on April 24th and 25th from 10 am to 5 pm. The tulip fields are beautiful this time of year and there are all kinds of bulbs for sale. Come by and visit us in Anacortes and pick up a Diggit . The Diggit is great for planting bulbs and it is also the best tool you will ever find for digging up weeds. Our quality tools are made in Seattle WA. There is also a lot of great food in Anacortes!! www.diggitinc.com Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2010 at The Diggit Gardener
The Diggit gardener is now following Rhonda Porter
Apr 1, 2010
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I just dug up some Oriental lily bulbs so that I could transplant themThe plants were 8 ft tall last year so I expected a large bulb but I was surpised when I saw just how big they are. I have never seen bulbs so big! I can't wait to see the size of the plants this year. Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2010 at The Diggit Gardener
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My kale wintered over this year and is now flowering. Just before it flowers the tops look like brocolli so I thought I would try cooking them to see how they taste. I discovered a new and wonderful way to eat your kale. I have named my new discovery brokalie I cut the tops off and stir fried them in some sesame oil and garlic. I topped them with carmelized onions and pine nuts. It was the best kale I ever and I was surprised that the small stems were so tender. I am sure it would be good cooked... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2010 at The Diggit Gardener
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Are you looking for a great new weeding tool? Come to the Clackamas County Master Gardeners Spring Garden Fair May 1st and 2nd at the Clackamas Country Fairgorunds. Diggit tools are high quality weeding tools that are made in Seattle Washington. They are a result of Mom's need for a better weeding tool. Her son the mechanical engineer fashioned a high quality weeding and bulb planting tool after the old army tent stake his Mom was using. The result is a tough stainless steel tool that get's deep rooted weeds out with the root intact. The stainless steel Diggit is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2010 at The Diggit Gardener
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If you are looking for great new weeding tool,we'll be at the Stanwwod Garden Faire Sat. April 3rd . This year the show will be at the Stanwood middle school come and check out our quality made in Seattle weeding tools. Hope to see you there. We will also be at the Spring Garden Fair that is put on by the Master Gardeners in Canby Oregon and at the Gig Harbor Garden Tour. Check back for more upcoming shows. For more information we can be found at www.diggitinc.com Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2010 at The Diggit Gardener
The Diggit gardener is now following The Typepad Team
Mar 16, 2010
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I checked out all the supermarket granola and I decided I could make my own with the ingredients that I like. I am posting my way but there are a lot of easy ways to make it the way you like it. You can use all the things you like and delete the ones you don't. It is easy and you know exactly what went into it. It is also a lot cheaper and fresher than the boxed variety. For a great healthy breakfast put your favorite fruit on some organic low fat plain or vanilla yogurt add some granola... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2009 at The Diggit Gardener
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I bought a few vegtable starts this year and I decided to try a few new things one of these was Celeriac.It is a root vegetable that tastes like a cross between celery and potato.I recently dug it up and wondered what the heck to do with it. I found a recipe for roased Celeriac soup and decided to give it a try.I roasted the celeriac and also some parsnips and carrots from the garden.The roasted celeriac was really good! Based on the appearance before you peel it you would never know it.Apparently is is good mashed into potato's as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2009 at The Diggit Gardener
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I was having some trouble getting my parsnips and large carrots out whole so I enlisted the help of my trusty Diggit and voila! Fall is a great time for roasting root vegetable. Your summer crop will last in the ground for a while so dig them as you need them. My favorite way to cook them is as follows. Every dinner I get requests for my roasted vegetables and they are always the first thing to go. There is not an easier or more tasty way to cook parsnips,carrots and turnips. Cauliflower,beets and onions are also good choices. Wash... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2009 at The Diggit Gardener
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What to do with all those green tomatoes. I take them and put them in a sunny window and most of them ripen in a few days to a week. I bake them with olive oil and garlic and if some are still green I throw them in as well. They can then be used for tomato basil soup or spagetti sauce. Both are delicious and easy with very little mess. Tomato basil soup 3 lbs of fresh red, yellow, green or whatever tomatoes you have. 1/4 cup or so of olive oil for baking tomatoes 3 cloves of garlic... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2009 at The Diggit Gardener
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If you looked at the last blog you will see how to make your own organic grape juice for this martini but if you don't want to go to all the trouble of making your own juice just buy some good fresh organic concord grape juice. Jimmy Buffet calls this a Purple Passion Martini and it is delicious!! 2 oz gin 1 1/2 oz grape juice 2 dashes of orange bitters and three concord grapes for garnish or an orange twist Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2009 at The Diggit Gardener
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It is grape picking time in Washington State. Each year the gadget man and inventor of the Diggit garden tool also known as my boyfriend Paul tries a new method for pressing grapes. His hydraulic press shot grape juice in every direction and using his homemade still produced good but not perfect grape juice. This years juice was the best ever. The good weather made the Concord grapes his Dad grows, wonderfully sweet and the new pressing method worked great. You don't need a gadget quite as elaborate as Paul's but just press the grapes through a sieve and voila,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2009 at The Diggit Gardener