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Emily’s Garden

My husband and I have embarked on a journey to grow all our own produce in our backyard in Long Beach, and these are my tales of triumph and obstacles along the way. We are not natural-born horticulturists, and are learning many hard lessons as we go. This garden has become my friend, my nemesis, and my teacher and I hope this candid blog helps you in your own gardening adventures!

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Earth Day!

I confess, I used to think that raising a garden was all about the plants. But after a year and...

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On the Bright Side

When I initially read about gardening, the thing I learned to fear most was bolting – when a vegetable plant...

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Not Half Bad

Despite our many sad losses lately due to critters both big and teeny tiny, things are starting to look up!...

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Sending in the Troops

We recently discovered aphids in our yard – tiny little insects that devour certain plants, particularity the mint I just...

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A Lesson in Patience

This is not my vegetable garden. This photo was posted on a friend’s Facebook page, and I’ll admit, I was...

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Rest in Peas, Sugar Snaps

‘Twas a rough weekend to be a gardener – I officially cleared the sugar snap peas after their mysterious death,...

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Intruders!

Someone has been digging in our garden! Every morning we awake to more and more holes, and our potatoes, onions...

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First Harvest

Today is so exciting! Our first real harvest, and it is gorgeous! We needed to trim our lettuce and spinach...

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True Leaves

I am learning so much, and this week has produced a fascination with true leaves, which are just that: the...

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We Have Sprouts!

I can honestly say few things are more satisfying that walking out into our little garden and seeing a sea...

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