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Sawbill Paddleboard Loop

Trip Plan: Launch paddleboard at Sawbill Lake BWCA Entry, paddle in a loop. The loop looked to be about 27 miles, and I hoped to finish within a full day’s light. Start Time: Monday, September 14, 2020 – 7:11am GPS Data: Stand Up Paddleboard 29.9 miles Total Time: 11:55:40 As most cool adventures go, I […]

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Filling In The Empty Spots

Somehow, there has always been empty spots in the garden. I’m hoping that this latest round of seeds and transplants changes that. Indoor setup is going really well. I finally have that figured out to the point where my baby seedlings aren’t dying. Bottom-watering is the key, for sure. I don’t think I have it […]

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Seeding, weeding, harvesting!

June 16, 2020 Let’s see… I want to journal as much as I can but there is a lot going on! Let’s start with seeding then. After over three weeks, my mesclun mix, taking over an entire half row, hasn’t sprouted. Not a one. Very frustrating. So I put down a varied mix. I think […]

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Another Round of Seeds, Restarting the Indoor Grow Room

June 11, 2020 I got the seeds out, and the containers out, and went for another round of starts. I don’t know what to expect here, and if I’ll be transplanting all of these, or if they’ll all die! I think I have a better method, learning all the time… I filled up two squares […]

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First Harvest of Kale

June 1, 2020 Yep, I had the first harvest of kale last night, from the transplants from last year. I transplanted two near-death plants from last year’s botched garden and they took nicely. They didn’t sprout a lot of leaves but I could tell they were growing. Then, after further research, I realized that kale […]

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Seeding Sugar Snap Peas and Garden Updated

May 25, 2020 I gathered 5 or 6 containers and put them on the edge of the garden by the fencing and put two rows in each pot, about four seeds each spaced perhaps two inches apart. This is kind willy-nilly so we will see how they pop up! Otherwise, garden is looking really good. […]

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Putting Seeds and Starts in Containers

May 22, 2020 I filled out the many containers now dotting the big plot. I also filled in pretty much the rest of the four rows in the big plot with various items. The four big containers on the side of the front porch have (from back to front): Beets Mustard Brussel Sprouts Carrot Touchan […]

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Filling out the Big Plot

May 22, 2020 I sowed a bunch more seeds today. Earlier this week, I filled up a bunch of random pots and containers I found on the side of the road. Big score. That gave way for maybe 10-20 more areas for a plant to grow. Although now I have to step around something to […]

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Planting Potatoes, Berries and a few more

May 16, 2020 Today I took care of a few miscellaneous tasks and fell pretty good about where things are at. There are a few sprouts in the ground, I think the frost danger has passed. I cleared out a bunch of old raspberry canes. Then I transplanted two blueberry bushes and two blackberry plants […]

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Finishing Touches on the Indoor Garden

May 9, 2020 – 9pm I was very pleased to make a few crucial investments to the basement seedling room. A small space heater seemed to do the trick for temperature, although I probably need a humidifier as well. With my LED grow lamps, one T12 flourescent lamp, and two new LED shop lights, I […]

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Seeding The First Greens and Beans

May 6, 2020 – 4pm Immediately after finishing the fence project, I sowed the first seeds in this whole shebang. Well, besides the pollinator flower blend against the house. I filled the westernmost row, and 1/4 of the far southern side of the easternmost row. Lentils 1″ deep 1″ spacing 8′ long 75 seeds Kale […]

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