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Monday, May 18, 2009


Well, I suppose everyone is too busy with their gardens to do any posting, right?
Here in the city, I've finally cleared my somewhat large (for a city) garden plot. It's at a friend's yard, a 10 minute bike ride away.

My only slight worry is that, if things get bad late this summer, I'll have garden raiders to worry about... of the human kind. The furry kind I will deal with using fencing if necessary. I'd like to pop a few rabbits with my new Beeman dual caliber (.177 & .22) air rifle, but I doubt that the friend who is leasing me her yard would approve. We'll see.

I also need to try to bribe her into give me a bit more yardage, because I want to grow some corn. I am also going to try the "secret patriot garden" idea from Big John... I live near the river, and there are plenty of areas that seem out of the way. The problem, though, will be lack of sunlight.

That's all. Let's get some interesting gardening articles on here!


  1. It's definitely gardening season, everyone I'm talking to is really hitting it hard this year to get their gardens in

  2. Yep! Putting a garden in at my place too. As for the whole guerrilla/patriot garden idea, you might have better luck at 'abandoned' lots and ley-ways. Just want to keep away a distance from any road/highway and plan on doing a raised bed, because you don't know if there is a soil contamination issue. Google 'Minneapolis South Side Soil Contamination Site' for one example (arsenic). Otherwise some park areas might provide convenient cover, just don't plant in an organized way and it will blend in with the rest of the wild plants. Don't forget those wild plants though! Lots of them are tasty edibles. Nothing wrong with free food :)

  3. My father in law and myself (and a few others) do some community gardening...works well!

    Of course I also shoot, hunt etc.

  4. Heh, lost about a dozen tomato plant sin a late frost on Monday night....such is the life of a garden....

  5. Sena:
    Great point on edible wild plants: I have a book coming that is a guide to edible plants in Eastern and Central North America.

    The only thing that worries me about planting a secret garden is the work: my official garden got my muscles pretty sore this weekend! I feel great - I need the exercise. But adding extra secret plots might be a bit much. That's why I like the idea of learning edible wild plants. Plus, even if people start raiding my garden, I'll have an extra food source.

    If there are any Twin Cities residents commenting here who want to compare notes or meet, let me know in this comment section!

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