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My ‘Neat’ Compost Enclosure Didn’t Work

In the fall I tried to clean up my compost operation that was taking over a corner of my back yard. The original pile was semi-enclosed with a short wall of border bricks. It was messy and I got sick of looking at it after a while. I spread all…

My Kingdom For More Mulch!

My parents graciously passed along 3 bags containing 3 cubic ft. each of cedar mulch they purchased last year and didn’t need. (Didn’t NEED? Hard to imagine.) Today the kids and I spread this free shredded wood around some of my new plants and trees. I’ll need about 4 or…

Extended Forcast – April, week 1, 2010

For Beachwood, NJ 08722 Tonight – 4/2/2010 – Lo: 46° Mostly clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Saturday – 4/3/2010 – Hi: 66° Sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the lower 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.…

Hurry Up And Get It In The Ground!

I have a shipment that came in a few days ago from Miller Nursery and I want to plant it all before I loose it! Yesterday I planted my All in One Almond Tree in full sun in the front yard. I hope I added enough compost to the hole…

Gardening in NJ, the Garden State!

I’ll start with a disclaimer… I am a beginner! I’m no expert gardener by any means. In fact, last year I planted my very first vegetable garden in the backyard of my home in Beachwood, New Jersey. Though inexperienced, I feel like I’m making up for it (at least a…