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2015 Garden Recap

You’ve heard it countless times already but I’m going to say it again: it was hot in Portland this summer! Not only did I hear it from the farmers at work, but I also experienced it right in our own backyard garden. Overall, it was a pretty good year for our garden despite the heat. We tried growing a few new crops (green beans, cabbage and delicata squash), avoided a few others (zucchini, carrots & snap peas) and tried some…

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The Garden of Merrick: 2015 edition ?>

The Garden of Merrick: 2015 edition

Despite our efforts to live a more relaxed and not so overly-planned life, we seem to be awfully busy. I’m not complaining, because the plans we have almost always involve spending time doing things we love, but I miss being away from our house so┬ámuch. Thankfully, the clouds happened to part (literally) this past weekend and Josh and I found ourselves with a Saturday free of commitments. After a trip to the Portland Farmers Market for our weekly groceries, we…

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Kelly, Kelly, How Did Your Garden Grow? ?>

Kelly, Kelly, How Did Your Garden Grow?

The 2014 growing season at the Merrick household is now over. It was definitely a learning experience, as we had our fair share of pest problems, mysterious fungi and some under-performing plants, but the positives far outweighed the negatives and I’d call it a success! We learned a lot about gardening and hope that everything we learned will result in a better garden next year. This is mostly for my records, but I thought I’d recap the success of our…

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