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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of 2016 gardening

The season of 2016 was/is not easy to garden: the lack of spring and early in the year hot temps, the fluctuating weather (temps wavered about 10–20 degrees on some days) created conditions hard for gardeners to balance between the … Continue reading

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September 18th, 2016

We are still having a good harvest for almost fall in Seattle: tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, tomatillos, peppers, basil and rhubarb. A note on rhubarb:  we cleaned it up from the bottom up, instead of going for the new, tender shoots … Continue reading

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August 15th work party

Ann Marie took a few pictures after the work party: our bush beans planted and re-planted several times, finally outgrew what was ailing them and are blooming and producing delicious beans… Unable to sucessfully raise ANY poll beans (ALL were … Continue reading

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Peach harvest

At the end of July we started to collect our yummy peaches!  This is Kathi’s email from July 26th: Hi All, We harvested a couple baskets of peaches on Sunday & more will ripen soon. So check out the shed … Continue reading

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Midsummer Garden’s blues

Last Monday Sue from our sister Meadowbrook Community Garden graciously agreed to stop by and give us consultation on our striving garden. Thank you very much, Sue! Sue told us ALL the gardens are having trouble this year, and largely … Continue reading

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Sunday, August 23rd work party and harvest

We harvested beans, tomatoes, ground cherries and onions, also picked the remaining carrots and a few peppers (after picking some in a green state of existence, we decided to leave the rest alone, to see if they get red in … Continue reading

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More SUMMER HARVEST and huminta recipe

Monday, August 3rd Work Party: we lazily surveyed our garden – still HOT in Seattle, lots of plants looked stressed and droopy, so we soaked them to their hearts content. Then cleaned up a bit and harvested:  the last of peaches, beans, … Continue reading

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Midsummer harvest time!

I stopped this morning to take a look and make a report on our progress this year, so far…  We have been harvesting lots of things, some on the pics below… aleks

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Monday, June 22nd work party

Hey…  Wait, what did we do today? – covered with straw mulch most of the beds – finished drip system on tomato bed – looked at zucchini bed: growing well from seeds on irrigated bed (last work party) – put … Continue reading

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May 25, 2015

It was just five of us who turned up today for the work party and we looked around at what’s need to be done: • Potatoes are HIGH, and maybe need more hilling/burying… We found no soil to cover them with, alas. … Continue reading

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