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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Composting at ImaginAcres

“Is that a Coffin?!” and Other Tales of Urban Compost

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

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