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Restoring a Vintage Kitchen Garden – Part 1

Restoring a kitchen garden

Farmstead Tomato

We have many projects going on simultaneously at The 1892 Farmstead right now. But one that I didn’t get a chance to tell you about yet is the planting/restoring of the farm kitchen garden.

When my family bought the property, one thing we wanted to do first was restore some of the gardens that had fallen into disarray. This included the heirloom orchard and a kitchen garden next to the farmhouse. This kitchen garden area was obviously once a beloved garden with much use. It once had long rows of vegetables and herbs there. We know this because although it was now covered with years of weeds, we could still see the outlines of some of the beds vs. the pathways.

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Organic Magazines

I have just returned from a five day trip to South Carolina to visit some friends. Usually when I visit at this time of year, I begin to see...

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The Nasturtium That Tried To Eat My Yard

I have a little neglected corner in my herb garden. It has a bench and a few plants, but over all, it is a bit of a plain Jane....

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Huntington Botanical Garden & The Letterbox!

My boys and I took a trip to The Huntington Botanical Gardens a few weeks ago. It was an impromptu excursion, with very little planning involved. It was one...

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Featured Plant – Lemon Balm

Have you ever grown a plant so long, you started to assume everyone already knew all about it? It happened to me once when someone visited my garden and...

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Private Garden of Lucy Hardiman #4 of 5 of GWA Diary

For those just joining us, I have been sharing photos/descriptions of the lovely gardens on the GWA conference garden tours last week in Portland, Oregon. You can see the...

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GWA Garden Tour Diary #3 of 5 – Laughing Spirit

Here is post three of my garden tour odyssey at the GWA conference in Portland, OR. After our bus hit Nancyland and Urban Edibles, we visited the lovely Garden...

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GWA Garden Tour Diary #2 of 5 – Urban Edibles

As promised, I have the next set of garden tour photos for you today from my adventures at the Garden Writer Association conference in Portland, OR. After visiting Nancyland,...

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GWA Garden Tour Diary #1 – Nancyland

There were over 600 garden writers at the GWA conference this past weekend in Portland and on Garden Tour Day, getting them around to see seven gardens and one...

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