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Aborted Gardening

Some of our plants are finally fruitful, but I’m not sure I’d call them entirely successful. The first zucchini plant got dug up so many times it finally died; the second might be following suit. I’m not sure what’s digging

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"Organic Gardening," Charles Dowding

Pros: A thorough guide to organic gardening Cons: Definitely most useful to British readers Rating: 4 out of 5 Review copy courtesy of Chelsea Green Publishing. Visit Charles Dowding’s site.   Charles Dowding’s Organic Gardening the Natural No-Dig Way is

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Maggie Again

I have a second review up for today: John D. Husband’s incredible Maggie Again. I also have some new pictures. (Speaking of which, I finally ordered a good-sized memory card for my camera! I won’t run out of room after

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Baby Tomatoes!

I went out to check on our tomatoes after neglecting them for a few days, and found we have baby tomatoes! Wheeee! It seems my first tomato experiment is coming along! In that vein, here’s today’s book review: How to

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"How to Store Your Garden Produce," Piers Warren

Pros: Very thorough; addresses all aspects of producing enough fruits and vegetables for your own use year-round Cons: Some information won’t be quite as useful to non-Brit readers Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review copy courtesy of Chelsea Green Publishing.

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Save vs. Moving Van

I think we’ve come up with a decision for approaching that possible moving quandary. We’re going to work on the house to get it ship-shape for putting on the market, which gives us time to make sure this is what

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Soon! Really!

Sorry about the lack of reviews. It turned out there’s a gluten-free baking mix recipe in the gluten-free eating book, and I wanted to test it out before reviewing that book. I just made a final recipe from Sticky, Chewy,

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I. Hate. Roses.

Or to be more precise, rose bushes. Like a high-maintenance acquaintance, they’re prickly and painful and demand tons of attention. If I leave them alone, they’re liable to simultaneously grow out of control and die off, leaving a grotesque monster

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"Let it Rot!" Stu Campbell

Pros: Fantastic comprehensive guide to composting Cons: None Rating: 5 out of 5   If you’re going to garden, what better way to help out your garden’s health than by composting? The idea of turning a whole bunch of kitchen

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