Monthly Archives: May 2012

Gardening Artists

Our friends Cyn and Roger have an amazing eye for artistry not only in their gardens but their home as well. We met while living in Ramona and have remained friends through time and distance. I will often receive texts … Continue reading

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Preserving by Dehydrating

Last summer, I learned how to preserve our bountiful harvest by canning tomatoes, pears and apples – this season I am adding dehydrating to my tool kit. This weekend I practiced with Kale Chips and Almonds. I found a recipe … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend 2012

Garden Progress: just a few photos of the new seedlings, broccoli, potatoes and some of the fruit hanging on our trees. New adventures at Harchut Farms this weekend: dehydrating and sprouting! I took a sprouting class at Ceres Community Project … Continue reading

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Artichokes Galore

Well, as you can see, the artichoke plants are thriving and producing – let me know if you would like some – we have plenty to share! The pictures of the harvest in the basket and in the sink are … Continue reading

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Bean Trellis

Came home from work today and spent a while checking all of our new plantings and watered where needed. Everything looks very happy! Grandpa constructed a bean trellis for me in the orchard area. He is the master of temporary … Continue reading

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Planting Details

2012 Planting Details: Here I keep track of more specific information, plant info (description, height, notes, harvest days, etc.).

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Class Notes from Ceres Community Project, Garden as Medicine Series

Classes Offered by Ceres Community Project Space still available: Register on-line at http://www.ceresproject.org/GAM/index.html Class #1, April 7, 2012, Right Relationship in the Garden, Taught by Sara McCamant, Ceres Garden Coordinator, West County Seed Bank, iGrow Organizer Sara’s Garden Principals: Start small … Continue reading

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Beautiful Visitor

While working in the backyard, this beautiful butterfly floated by Grandpa and then came and hung out with me. It was so graceful-a gift from nature. Amazing beauty surrounds us!

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More Plantings in the Orchard Area

What a glorious day Saturday was! Perfect weather; just warm enough with a light breeze and sunshine. Grandpa had a helper create 10 mounds down in between the fruit trees before they started working on the path to the chicken … Continue reading

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Hearts in the Garden and in Nature

I love hearts! I collect heart-shaped rocks. I see the heart in all living things but am especially pleased when I come across them in the garden and in nature. I came across the cut heart-shaped redwood on the trail … Continue reading

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