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Open Thread

This Open Thread is Gardening

It’s still too early to plant outside, since we’re not definitively past the last freeze of the year (sob), but I’ve got my seedlings going!

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Humor

So, They are Good for Something: How Your Kids Can Keep You Fit

Spring is in the air, and I can’t be the only person who feels energetic and ready to take up some sort of regular exercise. But time is short and classes are expensive, and who wants to spend their precious free time away from their home and sofa? Then it occurred to me: Aren’t I […]

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Ladyguides

Refashion an Old Birdcage as a Garden Planter

I bring home a substantial amount of crap. In my head, there is a vision, but the side-eye I receive until the finished product is presented is substantial.

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Border Wars: Battle of the Bunnies

As I’m still in my reader request mode, this week we’re focusing on bunnies and how to keep those adorable little bastards out of your garden. Since I actually have three rescue rabbits and have fostered more in the past, bunnies are a subject I actually know a weird amount about. (Wanna talk about rabbit […]

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Plants That Won’t Kill Your Cat

My cats are plant murderers.

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Ladyguides

Help Me Help You

My little dumplings, the well is running dry a bit. I’m in need of article suggestions from my beloved readers.

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Open Thread

This Open Thread Is Not Amused

I’ve been away from home for five weeks now, and I was wondering how my garden was doing. After a few days of gentle reminders, left-at-home husband duly sent a picture – and it turns out an entire border of lovingly sown wildflowers has disappeared. Someone has obviously been too helpful, and I’ve just poured myself […]

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Going Corporate: Plants in the Workplace and Plants for Allergy Sufferers

I used to work at a hospital as a receptionist. Part of my job duties included delivering the flowers and plants people brought for their loved ones, and it was always something I looked forward to and enjoyed doing. I was the bearer of good news, and it was a nice change from setting up […]

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Ladyguides

Time for Fall Greens

Summer is a little more than half over, and if your garden is anything like mine, your lettuce is bolting.

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Ladyguides

Eating the Weeds: Red Rooted Pigweed

So I’ve become an accidental pigweed farmer.

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Ladyguides

Zucchini: The Best Food Ever

At our local Chinese buffet I don’t have a ton of options as a vegan. There’s some lo mein, some Buddha Delight, and the occasional random thing that happens to pop up.

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Ladyguides

Respite Garden

So a few years ago I was at my local feed shop and noticed their marigold seed packets were on super sale for like, a nickel each. I bought probably 20  packets? Needless to say, there were a lot of marigolds in my front yard that year.

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Early Potato Harvest

Since I dispense weekly plant advice, I thought you guys wouldn’t mind seeing how my personal garden is coming along. There are both awesome things and utter fuckery. We wanted some early summer fingerling potatoes and decided to roust a few plants early. He took a pitchfork to the plants and pried them up, pulling […]

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Stretching Pennies

I got curious about how much you can save by gardening, and this Wall Street Journal article was very interesting:

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Double Barrel

Composter, that is!