The 2013 Garden Update: Not As Lame As You’re Expecting

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Dr. Wyches Yellow Tomato

Last year's garden was all that awesome. The soil an idiot at Lowe's recommended to me was essentially softwood and "wood products" mulch which caused weird deficiencies in the plants and when paired with me planting all of my seedlings too early...well... Eventually the garden got its act together and the plants started to rally; that took ...

My Favorite Posts on Taste Like Crazy from 2012

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2012 has come to a close and now we're on to 2013. I can vividly remember it being 1990. I feel quite old all of a sudden. We've been in the house a year now. Cara started school. Tucker's almost done with his. I got offered a job. I found my biological mother and siblings. ...

Along Came a Spider

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Garden Spider

Garden Update Bug Edition

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The garden has become somewhat of an epic fail. Correction: what's doing awesome is REALLY doing awesome and what's sucking is REALLY sucking. The purple basil is something I'm proud of. I managed to raise one plant from seed and the second plant came from me pruning the first. I don't use this type in cooking--I have ...

Caterpillar’s Lucky I Didn’t Smush It

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Moth caterpillar

That was the last--and first--picture taken of this cute, little caterpillar before I tossed the bastard over the fence; dude had the nerve to eat up on one of my onions. He's lucky I didn't smush him into greenish-grey oblivion like I did his/her cousin/sibling/relative. Stay out of my garden!

Garden Update 50 Bajillion Million!

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garden fresh radishes

Other than some thyme, basil and five pea pods, radishes seem to be the only thing I've managed to grow--and harvest--with somewhat reliable success. I put them in the measuring cup with water because I wasn't quite ready to break the news to them that they were heading for my salad; I took that picture yesterday. ...

In My Garden

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Radishes and Rainbow Swiss Chard

It's been about a month since I last wrote about my garden and it's time to give you an update. Between the last time and now, I've managed to kill several plants but keep most of them alive. I've started looking at more seeds since my goal is to keep growing through the seasons. Tucker says ...

My Seedlings Can Eat Your Seedlings’ Brains…If They Have Brains Which Would Be Scary As Hell

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Peas and scarlet runner beans on March 21st.

My peas and scarlet runner beans have shamed me into admitting that, when the package says to "direct sow", I shouldn't ignore the instructions and start the seeds inside. The reason? Cause the fuckers will TAKE OVER. Every day, I'd take the seed container down and check if more seeds had sprouted and the kids would get ...

Garden Redux, Yo

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Dark Purple Opal Basil

Remember when I wrote that post about being obsessed with gardening and I even made a spanking new category especially for the new obsession? Wondering why I've only posted four things since I announced the new category? Um...well...everything died. How's that for sucktastic? I'm not exactly sure what happened though I highly suspect it had to ...

Fields & Lane Forester Gardening Glove Review and Giveaway!

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Cara thinks my Fields & Lane gardening gloves will make her plants grow.

When I first started thinking about having a garden at our new house, I imagined fertile, black soil. I imagined cool breezes with just enough sun to warm your skin. What I never got around to imagining was hard, red clay and days straight with no sun and potting soil stuffed so far up under ...