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GARDENING: Raised bed update…..

June 24, 2014 Rourke 6

The raised bed I built a few weeks ago is doing well.  The cucumber plant has climbed the cage I surrounded it with and is reaching out the top. There are approx. 1 “boatload” of mini-cucumber […]

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Garden looking good so far…..

May 26, 2014 Rourke 5

The garden is looking good so far this season. In previous years I tended to overpack my gardening space with plants. I guess my thoughts behind this was to try to get the maximum harvest […]

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The $2 garden

February 24, 2013 Rourke 4

This post originally appeared over at Country Side Magazine – it can be seen in its original form HERE. Good stuff! Rourke    The $2 garden By Kat Reiff   I spent 14 wonderful years […]

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Fall garden planted…..with old seed

September 30, 2012 Rourke 7

I have found gardening to be a continuous learning process. Fall/Winter gardening is something I have little experience with and decided to do a little this Fall.      In one raised bed I planted lettuce (Red Seeded […]

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The garden continues to produce……

June 26, 2012 Rourke 3

I started my gardening this year in early April.   Back then I started cucumbers, zucchini, and summer squash from seed along with a few other things. Here in South Carolina some crops can be planted […]

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Survival Gardening: Squash and Zucchinni

March 9, 2012 Rourke 12

Spring is fast approaching and many will start gardens for the very first time. Wanna have guaranteed (well…..almost) success? Over the years I have found it incredibly easy to grow both zucchini and crookneck summer squash. I have grown these […]

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Quick garden update

August 17, 2011 Rourke 13

Every year I battle grass and weeds in my main garden. Every year I lose. This year after my spring/summer crops went by – I decided to try something different to eliminate or reduce the […]

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The Self-Sufficient Gardener Garden Club

July 19, 2011 Rourke 0

I was excited to find out recently that Jason over at The Self-Sufficient Gardener has made some changes to his website – and is now offering a rather unique membership opportunity. This Garden Club Membership […]

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Growing corn in containers?

May 22, 2011 Rourke 13

I love gardening. Sitting down at the supper table with a plate of food that I grew myself is an experience like no other. Beyond that – having the skill and confidence to be able to grow […]

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Simple Growing: Zucchinis

April 23, 2011 Rourke 1

For those that have never gardened – getting started can be a daunting task. Getting going in gardening can be accomplished many ways such as using raised beds, containers – and of course in-ground. I highly recommend to get into gardening ASAP if […]

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Creating a raised bed garden

April 7, 2011 Rourke 21

 I recently made a second raised bed garden to add to my fruit and vegetable growing capabilities. Living in a typical suburban neighborhood my space is limited. In this particular case I built this raised […]

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Growing potatoes in buckets

March 4, 2011 Rourke 22

Alright guys….this is a post I wrote last Fall for another blog but they never published it. Wanna grow some potatoes? It is amazingly easy. Check it out……. Over the past few years I have […]