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Carnivorous plants happy with the recent rain

Can’t wait to see the venus flytraps start growing again in the spring. The Sarracenia purpurea looks like it’s doing well this winter.

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Fermented Taro in Hawaii

I read this Organic Gardening article about farming in Kauai, and the most interesting part to me was the information on taro. The taro root serves a similar position to the potato in Hawaiian cuisine. In Michael Pollan’s The Botany of Desire, he describes how there were hundreds of different varieties of potatoes created to … Continue reading »

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Built a 4’x8′ redwood garden bed frame with 8″x6″x2″ 8′ and 4″x2″ 8′ boards

Over the weekend, I purchased three 8″x6″x2″ 8′ and one 4″x2″ 8′ boards to make a 4’x8′ bed. I read off a screw box that one should used stainless steel and not galvanized screws for redwood or cedar since the acids in those woods can corrode galvanized steel. I used 3 inch screws tha required … Continue reading »

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Citrus trees planted past weekend

Rangpur Lime – very nice tart taste. Nagami Kumquat – Evan wanted this – I’m not a kumquat fan. They’re too small for my tastes. Kinnow Tangerine – A lot of seeds, but not a bad taste.

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