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    hardcoresandals:

Can’t you just taste it?

Gorgeous! The taste of spring!

    hardcoresandals:

    Can’t you just taste it?

    Gorgeous! The taste of spring!

    — 9 hours ago with 12 notes
    #rhubarb  #grow good food  #spring gardening 
    What happened to my Spring weather?

    gardeningismydrug:

    I had to come home from work yesterday and cover all of my plants. And it looks like they’ll have to stay that way for another night. sigh This is not okay.

    Seriously. Not okay.

    — 10 hours ago with 5 notes
    #never ending winter  #ready for some  #spring gardening 
    Hey, Midwesterners… Spring really is here, believe it or not!Looking for new tomato varieties to try? We’ve combed through 5000+ users gardens and found some great varieties thriving in backyard organic gardens around Chicago, Chicagoland, and the Midwest. These are popular for their flavor, adaptability, productivity.http://blog.smartbackyard.com/blog/top-tomatoes-for-the-midwest-garden #tomatoes   #gardening   #midwesthttp://click-to-read-mo.re/p/6CGd

    Hey, Midwesterners… Spring really is here, believe it or not!

    Looking for new tomato varieties to try? We’ve combed through 5000+ users gardens and found some great varieties thriving in backyard organic gardens around Chicago, Chicagoland, and the Midwest. These are popular for their flavor, adaptability, productivity.

    http://blog.smartbackyard.com/blog/top-tomatoes-for-the-midwest-garden

    #tomatoes   #gardening   #midwest

    http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/6CGd

    — 14 hours ago with 9 notes
    #tomatoes  #gardening  #midwest 
    zx-photography-and-design:

#ClimbingSnowPeas #Climbing #SnowPeas #planted #garden #gardening #gardener

Go little peas, go!

    zx-photography-and-design:

    #ClimbingSnowPeas #Climbing #SnowPeas #planted #garden #gardening #gardener

    Go little peas, go!

    — 15 hours ago with 5 notes
    #spring gardening 
    bencapozzi:

Marlin’ pasta sauce and adding fresh herbs from the garden. Oregano and Chives over-wintered easy peasy. #gardening #urbangardener #growyourown #eatlocal

It doesn’t get any more local than from your own garden!

    bencapozzi:

    Marlin’ pasta sauce and adding fresh herbs from the garden. Oregano and Chives over-wintered easy peasy. #gardening #urbangardener #growyourown #eatlocal

    It doesn’t get any more local than from your own garden!

    — 16 hours ago with 7 notes
    #grow good food  #eat good food 
    bluecollaredjane:

Started my first ever “vegetable” garden today.  I planted them all in pots because this is sort of my trial run and there’s not a lot of actual plants.
 I’m doing this all on my own so it should be interesting to see if they actually grow.  
I got 4 strawberry plants, 1 tomato, 1 cucumber, 1 zucchini, and then I planted some mint seeds in a separate pot that I’ll keep in my room.

Looks great so far!

    bluecollaredjane:

    Started my first ever “vegetable” garden today.  I planted them all in pots because this is sort of my trial run and there’s not a lot of actual plants.

     I’m doing this all on my own so it should be interesting to see if they actually grow.  

    I got 4 strawberry plants, 1 tomato, 1 cucumber, 1 zucchini, and then I planted some mint seeds in a separate pot that I’ll keep in my room.

    Looks great so far!

    — 16 hours ago with 10 notes
    #grow good food 
    camerarookie:

My #garden is progressing quite nicely, next I’m going to plant some #strawberries 🍓 Turns out I kinda like #gardening : ] #marin #sf

Beautiful! Everything looks so healthy and happy!

    camerarookie:

    My #garden is progressing quite nicely, next I’m going to plant some #strawberries 🍓
    Turns out I kinda like #gardening : ] #marin #sf

    Beautiful! Everything looks so healthy and happy!

    — 17 hours ago with 11 notes
    #spring gardening 
    Gardens and Inmates: How Growing Food is Helping Prisoners →

    rif-urban-farm:

    Just see how gardening is helping other communities as well…

    There are so many benefits to gardening. The least of which is getting food.

    — 17 hours ago with 7 notes
    #gardens  #grow more than just food 

    biodiverseed:

    These gardens are a great solution if you are lacking in good soil: especially if you live in an urban area with soil that is contaminated by things like glass, run-off or other waste.

    Straw Bale Gardens teaches gardening in a way that isn’t only new but is thoroughly innovative and revolutionary to home gardening. It solves every impediment today’s home gardeners face: bad soil, weeds, a short growing season, watering problems, limited garden space, and even physical difficulty working at ground level. Developed and pioneered by author and garden expert Joel Karsten, straw bale gardens create their own growing medium and heat source so you can get an earlier start. It couldn’t be simpler or more effective: all you need is a few bales of straw, some fertilizer, and some seeds or plants, and you can create a weedless vegetable garden anywhere—even in your driveway.

    Find it: USA / Canada / UK & Europe

    #straw bale gardening #DIY #books #raised beds #garden hacks

    (via hyggehaven)

    — 18 hours ago with 138 notes
    #straw bale  #garden tips 
    Little changes

    gardenofweedin:

    Tomatoes:

    Stump of the World

    Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye

    Delicious (possible future acquisition from a co-worker)

    Mexico Midget

    Black Cherry

    Coyote

    Summer Sunrise

    Tasmanian Chocolate

    Wherokowhai

    Summertime Green or Rosella Crimson

    Eggplants:
    None. We don’t make eggplant-related anything often enough to be worth the space they take up, and tomatoes are in higher demand at work.

    Peppers:
    Still pending. So far the only one with decent germination/health that I’ve grown before is Italia. Maybe I’ll just get four of those and one Thai Dragon. /lazy

    Will update with links to the tomatoes I’ll be growing out… sometime tomorrow. Sleep time now.

    Sounds like a great list of tomatoes. 

    And I second your decision on eggplants. They’re only good if you’ll use them. :)

    — 18 hours ago with 2 notes
    #spring gardening 

    biodiverseed:

    Mizuna transplants in a straw bale garden.

    Straw bale gardens are a simple form of raised bed, created by cutting a small, shallow depression in the top of a partially-fermented straw bale (it should be left out from Fall), and filling it with compost. Straw bales can often be found for free after they have been used for decoration: I received 8 from a senior’s home.

    The compost is “watered in” and sinks into the spaces in the straw bale, and more compost is added on top. Once the bale has been sitting for a week or two (and it is “settled”) it can be planted with a variety of things.

    Because of the decomposing action of the straw, the straw bale gardens are warmer than other gardens. In the very early spring, when the temperature is sitting around 10-15˚C, mine are planted with peas, lettuces, and cabbage-family crops. Their growth is greatly accelerated by the warmth of the bales. On nights that dip below 0˚, crops are covered in a plastic cloche.

    Once the season heats up (20˚C and up, without extreme nighttime lows) and I have taken my first harvest, the bales will be re-planted with tomatoes, peppers, tobacco, nasturtiums, and other heat-lovers.

    This versatile raised bed is by and large “weeding free,” although the occasional seed will sprout from the straw itself. I am gently pulling these out and planting a little square of them elsewhere in the garden.

    #garden hacks #diy

    Straw bale gardening is quite popular around here as well. It’s important to use straw as opposed to hay, which will begin to regrow. Straw will simply compost as it breaks down.

    One of our users swears by it for growing potatoes as well.

    (via hyggehaven)

    — 19 hours ago with 44 notes
    #straw bale  #garden 

    A handy explanation between the cotyledons (first leaves) and the true leaves of your seedlings.

    ▼ Reshared Post From Blake Kirby ▼

    I get the difference of First Leaves and the *True Leaves”… but I always forget the name of the First Leaves LOL

    http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/6BKA

    — 1 day ago with 4 notes
    beemill:

A little bit of snow peppers and a snow eggplant. Oops I forgot about the snow peas #snow

Ugh. This snow needs to stop. Like last month.

    beemill:

    A little bit of snow peppers and a snow eggplant. Oops I forgot about the snow peas #snow

    Ugh. This snow needs to stop. Like last month.

    (via nedsecondline)

    — 1 day ago with 12 notes
    #spring gardening 
    Under the Tracks and Off the Grid, Urban Garden Center Rises Up →

    urbangardennyc:

    Great article in the May/June issue of Edible Manhattan.  

    Thank you Carrington Morris for sharing our story.

    — 1 day ago with 9 notes
    #urban gardening