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Frugal Gardening 2012: Sprouts Edition

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was busy preparing for garden season 2012. I had planted seeds in starting pots and was eagerly waiting for them to get bigger. Over the last few weeks they sure have grown! … Continue reading

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Frugal Gardening 101: Onions

It has been a while since my last frugal garden update. I don’t want you to think that we have forgotten about the garden– it is still there going strong.  There is still a huge bowl of tomatoes on my … Continue reading

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Frugal Gardening 101: Vegetable Stock from Garden Scraps

A few weeks ago we discussed what to do when your frugal garden produces too much bounty.  This week, we are talking about what to do when your frugal garden produces too little bounty.  I think everyone has had this … Continue reading

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Frugal Gardening 101: The Week of Green Beans

So… funny story… At the beginning of the growing season we planted green bean seeds, and then went to great lengths to create a simple trellis for them to climb on once they sprouted.  Well a few weeks later, we … Continue reading

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Frugal Gardening 101: 5 Things to do with Extra Food

Along with gardening, one of the things that has really captured my interest lately has been preserving food for later. In summer, there are so many great vegetable and fruits available fresh and locally for cheap there has to be … Continue reading

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Simple Frugal Garden Update: Getting Bigger!

As I prepared this blog post I looked back at my previous garden updates.  Things have really changed from those early posts about seed starters, to progress reports from May and early June.  The progress is startling.  We have started … Continue reading

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Simple Frugal Garden Update: 1 week post planting

The garden has been planted for about a week now, we found this really great fertilizer and are having some fabulous results!     Ok, ok, that was a really good angle, the garden really looks more like this:   … Continue reading

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Simple Frugal Garden Update: The Community Garden

We here in the Silly Simple family are participating in a community garden for the first time this year.  So far we LOVE it.  It is pretty much just like what I imagined a local gardening club would be like, … Continue reading

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Simple Frugal Garden Update: Preparing the Soil

  So last month we discussed frugal ways to start seeds indoors.  We made a couple of different kinds of planters using ice cube trays, egg cartons, and newspaper… and then a few weeks ago those seed starters really started … Continue reading

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