The galvanized raised bed project

For the last few years, I’ve been trying to make up my mind and get up the motivation necessary to design and build a few raised garden beds.  Over the winter, I finally hit a…

My back yard project

Over the last 4-5 years, I have somewhat lost the desire to deal with the back yard, short of planning my edible garden and wishing that the rest of the yard wasn’t such a shithole….

The modified hugelkultur beds got an update this weekend!

As part of my early spring yard cleanup, I trimmed back a ton of the huge rhododendron in the front yard to bring more light into the house, and finally deadheaded our huge hydrangea. I’ve…

modified hugekultur for raised beds

Low-water vegetable gardening

I have gone a month and a half with less than a quarter of an inch of precipitation and daily highs in the 60s to 80s.  I haven’t watered since early May. That’s 6 weeks…

DIY Shelf Upgrade

Simple and Cheap DIY Shelf Update

When my in-laws moved, they had some really nice shelving units in their garage.  The garage of their new house had a bunch of even nicer built-ins, so Craig and I inherited the shelves.  Due…

Well the fancy pumpkins were a bust.

I have cut open 3 of the fancy Galeux D’Eysines pumpkins.  Something has gone horribly wrong, and I do not know what it is.  Either way, I have no desire to eat them. This is…

An update on the pumpkin situation

So my fancy french pumpkins have cured.  I pulled out the vines the first Sunday of the month and have let them cure in the sun and then the rain for a couple of weeks….