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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 […]

Getting started in gardening……………

July 23, 2012 Rourke 10

Getting Started in Gardening By John Rourke There are many reasons to have your own garden. Growing and eating vegetables that you grew from scratch by preparing soil, planting seeds, weeding, watering and picking […]

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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The garden is providing…..

May 22, 2012 Rourke 7

Just a quick note and a few pictures showing my garden has just started providing for my family……       Those that have been hanging around here at MSOnline for awhile know I really […]

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 […]

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 […]

garden shortly after planting

Garden is Well Under Way…

May 9, 2011 Rourke 9

I love gardening – preparing the soil, planting the seeds, and watching my hard work grow and produce nourishment. Not only have I found gardening to be very rewarding  – it is a valuable skill […]

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 […]

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 […]