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Showing posts from March, 2010

Let's Talk Compost

There is certainly a chance that those of you reading this thought it was going to be a review of the 2005 Rustic Voyage EP by the Austin Texas based band Compost, which is spearheaded by the environmentally conscious singer/songwriter Joseph La Fave. Alas I am writing about the benefits of composting in ones garden but if you happen to be interested in the former you can always check out La Fave’s website at

If you were to walk into your local library you would be able to find book after book praising the benefits of composting. I will attempt to give you the cliff notes on the subject but I highly recommend looking into it if it is not something you are already doing. For this blog I am mostly gathering my information from the following sources; The seed savers exchange, which can be found online at, , Clemson Cooperative Extension found at and the Cornell Cooperative Extension, of which I am a boar…

Big Plans

“Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination.” ~Mrs. C.W. Earle, Pot-Pourri from a Surrey Garden, 1897

We have finally had a break in the weather after being pounded by the tail end of winter, hopefully. Liam and Sophia and I have started breaking ground on an extension for my wife’s herb garden. It should add another 8 to 10 feet in length. A large portion of that will be basil from what Meghann has said, she has plans to make a serious amount of pesto this year. We have also been scouting the surrounding woods for nice stones to continue the border from the old garden.

I will eventually be adding another 4 or 5 feet to the vegetable garden as well. It is a nice set up because there is a 1 foot path that separates the extensions from one another so that one can walk amongst both gardens. I have some new vegetables this year also. I will unveil those at a later date though.

We have been talking about creating an herb/flower garden to encompass our rose bush…