Monthly Archives: May 2011


Oh, the wonders of mulching plants. What wonders you might ask? Well, first, the layer of old leaves, straw, wood-chips, or other mulchy material will help to keep water in the soil for longer instead of evaporating in the heat. … Continue reading

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Ethnobotanical Assistance

  I had some help up in the garden this week — the ethnobotany class came up to the garden to help out with the kitchen garden and to create a portion of the garden in a more traditional anishinabek … Continue reading

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Week 2: Planting the cold-hardies out

This has been a busy week of digging up garden beds, adding manure and compost, and finally planting out the first plantlets into the garden! First to go out are all the cold-hardy plants, which usually should be planted outside … Continue reading

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Week 1: Starters in the greenhouse

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I arrived a couple weeks early to the station to get things set up and to start some seeds in the greenhouse. The goal is to have a few things ready to harvest for spring term. The garden is moving … Continue reading

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