Jun 21 2016

LinderCroft

Retaining Wall

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I’ve been working on clearing out the vegetation on the retaining wall so I can see what I am doing. As you can see the ‘wall’ is not very straight nor neat. I need it 8 foot across from the fence so I can have a bed next to the fence with a 2 foot …

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Jun 18 2016

LinderCroft

Self-Sufficient Suburban Garden – can I?

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Before we moved and decided to full time RV, I was working on the idea of a Self-Sufficient Suburban Garden. I am no longer full time RVing or suburban, but actually country… fairly remote country at that. The principles are the same though. This involved following Jeff Ball’s 5 step plan. It would take me …

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Jun 18 2016

LinderCroft

New Garden Plans for 2017

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These last few years have been really hit and miss as far as gardening goes. We have moved several times and I just didn’t get to establish a garden. I have come to understand that establishing a garden is important. It takes time to build the fertility of the soil. I suppose some people are …

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May 09 2016

LinderCroft

Long Overdue Update

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And… well there isn’t much to update. We have had a genuine spring this year for a change. For the last few years it has gone from winter to summer, with not much of a spring at all. This year spring took it’s time and hung around for a while… NICE! Summer is just around …

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Mar 30 2016

LinderCroft

Spring Has Sprung!

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I am so glad we are staying here! I am looking forward to having a garden again. It is slowly warming up and everything has turned green! This is our front yard. The property has many trees that block the sun. This is about the only area on the property that is sunny. In the …

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Mar 19 2016

LinderCroft

Remaning Here!

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At least for the foreseeable future… I’m so greatful and the terms are awesome. Now I can plan my garden…

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Mar 10 2016

LinderCroft

DIY Self Watering Houseplant Planter

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After making the self watering garden buckets, I took a look at my houseplants. They were a sorry sight for sure. So I wondered if I could make some self watering houseplant planters. I looked around for some suitable containers and I made a simple self watering planter for my one surviving African Violet. I …

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Mar 10 2016

LinderCroft

Planter Finished & Potatoes Planted

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I got the second planter painted and planted with potatoes. I planted four, which is what square foot gardening suggests. And I planted them 8 inches deep. BioIntensive suggests 9 inches deep. Now I chose to go ahead and plant the potatoes for two reasons. One is the potatoes are midseason so should be ready …

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Mar 08 2016

LinderCroft

My Next Planter

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For my next bucket, I chose to do it a bit different. I wanted a larger water reservoir than The 1.5 inches I got with putting one bucket inside another. Yet I wanted to have the full depth of the bucket for planting. The soil platform and water reservoir: I used the bottom of a …

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Mar 06 2016

LinderCroft

Sub Irrigated Bucket Planter

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As I wrote in my last post, I’ve made my first sip (sub irrigated planter)… two 5 gallon food grade buckets from Wal-Mart. I used Rustoleum, bonds to plastic, spray paint to make them a terra cotta type color. This was to make the buckets UV resistant and have them more esthetically pleasing. I think …

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