Container Gardening

How to pollinate squash by hand

How to Pollinate Squash by Hand

The Birds and the Bees in our neighborhood are dysfunctional.  They have a grand old time with our trumpet vine, but completely ignore our squash.  Poor, neglected squash.  This kind of behavior is not good for its delicate self-esteem. Last summer our squash grew like crazy, flowered like crazy, but…

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Save Money Gardening: Use Recycled Containers for Gardening

Starting seeds indoors can get expensive really quickly. This year we managed to use recycled containers for gardening, and germinated all of our seeds for practically free! Some recycled containers worked better than others, so I thought I’d share my experiences here so you can avoid the same mistakes. Full Disclosure:…

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Composting at ImaginAcres

“Is that a Coffin?!” Making Compost in the City

I have to say, as wonderful and amazing as making compost is, it is guaranteed to make you look like a weirdo in the eyes of your friends and neighbors. We started making compost four years ago, but the strange looks and stranger questions haven’t stopped. Here’s our composting tale. It’s more than…

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