Community garden update: after a week of neglect

Now matter how much we strive to plan our lives ahead, every now and then everything still gets out of hand. For me, that was the last couple of weeks. Things just kept piling up, and as a result I have not stopped by my community garden plot in a week (or longer, I'm not …

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On co-existing with the evil squirrels

A few weeks ago I posted about a squirrel raid on my balcony... This was the first, but definitely not the last invasion of the furry bandits into my garden, and I spent this time trying out different things to scare them (now I know that it's impossible) or at least keep them away from …

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And so it begins/ Начало положено

Русский Looks like the spring finally decided to settle for good in Philadelphia, so I'm getting ready to set up the garden. For now, though, it is just a fire escape balcony cluttered with some planters, buckets of compost, my worm factory, and piles of sunflower seed peels (evidence of the local squirrels raiding my …

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