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sfeyl
Interests: gardening (of course!) and sailing (http://www.beaconsloop.org)
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A real nice garlic harvest this year! Didn't leave it in the ground too long like last year (when bottom two leaves go brown I pulled). Last year waited too long and cloves were close to separating and rotted quicker... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2012 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2011
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Took advantage of the unexpected lack of rain today to get the onion sets, parsnips, and carrots in the ground. Now waiting for mother nature to go her part and give them all a nice watering! Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2012 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2011
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Just planted bok choy, spinach, and lettuce under the new protective cover I got from Gardeners Supply. See how it goes! Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2012 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2011
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Best onions I have ever gotten! Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2011
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Tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, and okra (with special interest from neighbors cat Damien) Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2011
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Using rakes and a have-a-heart trap Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2011
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Best harvest I've had! Nice sized bulbs. Now off to the shed to cure for a couple of weeks. Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2011
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First batch of tomatoes. Yeah! Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2011
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This is why gardening can be so disheartening. A couple of days ago 2 cucumber plants and a tomato and today both squash plants I have are done. Utter destruction from cucumber beetles and squash vine borers. Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2011
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First zucchini and green bean harvest of the year. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2011
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Experimenting with use of kaolin clay as an organic solution to my cucumber beetle problem. Heard it works well by creating a barrier they don't like but one that bees don't care about. We'll see! Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2011
So I am really liking this new online garden planning software I found recently from GrowVeg.com: http://www.growveg.com/ The online planning software is very well suited to SFG and is real easy to pick up and use. I am currently doing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2011
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Took then nice weather to plant my potatoes out in the bags. This year planted Lehigh, Peter Wilcox, Norland, and Yukon. Found a place in upstate NY that sells seed potatoes which was nice too. (http://www.tuckertaters.com). Also planted more onion... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2011
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Planted my spring lettuce, bok choy, and spinach today as well as carrots and parsnips. Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2011
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Some early growth of my tomato seeds. Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2011
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Took the past couple of days off from work (mostly to watch basketball) but got my seeds planted as well for my summer tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, basil, and thyme. In a week or so we should be seeing seedlings I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2011
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So my winter experiment of planting my onion sets in the fall instead of the spring is working out well so far. Didn't find any mention of folks doing this and thought they might rot over the winter. So far... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2011
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My overwintering plants in the basement (geraniums, Christmas cactus, and fig) have temporarily lost their sunlight due to the mound of snow covering the window ( a task for another day). Also received my grow light cover for the new... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2011
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Just assembled my new grow light system from Birds-n-Garden. All set for starting seeds in a month. Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2011
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Just assembled the new grow light system I got from Birds-n-Garden. All set for seed starting in about a month. Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2011 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2011
So after a couple weeks off on vacation we came back to some super dry and hot weather in the garden. The 100+ temperatures from the past few days combined with no significant rain over the past two weeks means... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2010 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2011
So its about halfway through the year and with company around yesterday I decided to take one of the Plantcams that my wife gave me for Christmas down to unload the photos and make them into a time laspe video.... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2010 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2011
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Over the past few days we have begun our spring harvest of bok choy. Nice and easy plant to grow. Tends to bolt when lettuce bolts so we should get a couple more weeks of harvest I think and then... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2010 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2011
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About a week ago (May 17) I completed the main garden planting for my veggies. I transplanted everything over and got all my seeds into the ground except in a few spots where I will be trying some succession planting... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2010 at Steve's Square Foot Garden 2011