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Bounty Farm Demo Garden Update

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I thought I would post a slideshow with an update of the Bounty Farm plot. Now seems like a good time, as I just harvested my first veggies from the plot – some radishes and mustard greens. There are still areas of the garden that have yet to be planted and decisions to be made […]

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Cover Crop Composting in Place

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Today I began really cutting down the cover crop in my raised beds in the back. I cut the favas down towards the soil surface, but left their roots intact so as not to disturb the soil structure. I opted to leave all the snails I could find in the bed so that they can […]

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Cover Crop: Peas and Vetch After Favas

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I added some peas and vetch to the cover crop outside the other day.  I sprinkled them between the winter lettuces, hoping that the peas and vetch, which are nitrogen-fixers, will help to fertilize my salad patch the natural way. Favas in the bag on the left, vetch and peas in the bag on the […]

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November 2009: Planning and Planting for the Winter

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Wintertime is actually the perfect time to start an edible garden. Fava beans and peas are two great winter crops that fertilize (fix nitrogen in) your soil while providing food for the table as well. If you currently have a lawn that you are not using, think about sheet mulching it and planting cover crops […]

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