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Category Archives: Organic Gardening

Plant a seed. Give it water. Let the sun shine. Watch it grow. This process amazes me every time. Organic gardening has become a part of our family culture. Shoveling soil, planting seeds, watering plants, harvesting and enjoying the fruits of our labor is a family affair from the time our babies can sit unassisted and […]

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Five years ago, I was a first-time mama with a four month old and needed to get out of the house and meet some other people with babies. I attended a meeting for a local natural parenting group that served as my introduction to organic gardening (among a bunch of other things!). I came home […]

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One of the things we loved the most and dreaded the most about our old house was the huge yard. Our house sat on 3/4 of an acre and the yard was a blank slate when we moved in. We had lots of plans for the yard, but not enough time or money to make […]

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With the wettest May on record and historic amounts of rainfall, our garden is flourishing. We enjoyed some time at the beach for an extended Memorial Day weekend and came back to find the beginnings of what we hope to be a bountiful summer harvest. This year we’ve got cucumbers, hot peppers, sweet peppers, eight varieties of […]

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We had an uncharacteristic early wave of cold, wet weather so we’ve been spending a lot of time inside lately. The kids and I ventured outside to harvest some greens for dinner and I was shocked by the growth in the garden. We had radishes the size of golf balls (oops!) and our broccoli and […]

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