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February 2014 Blog Posts (6)

Lee Lee Grass or Lemon Grass if you insist

I call it Lee Lee grass, because thanks to Lee Lee's Market, I can now grow my own lemon grass year round. I started this lovely plant with 2 left over lemongrass stalks I purchased at Lee's Lee's. It's an easy and thrifty plant to get started. Just sprout the stalks in a jar of water. I left mine in a North Facing…


Added by Heather Green on February 21, 2014 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

New fruit trees


We have planted 6 new fruit trees. A plum, apricot, pear, peach, Anna Apple and Dorsett apple. They are not bare root. We are on a drip system and were planning on a basin method but wondered if anyone could tell us how much water they should get and how often? Thanks

Added by heather rutter on February 16, 2014 at 1:57pm — 7 Comments

Dolce Verde Urban Homestead: 2013 Energy Use Wrap-Up

I keep track of my year-over-year electrical use so I can tell, in a general sort of way, which of my energy savings methods are working and which give the best return on investment (ROI). 

General background on my house:

  • 1,100 square feet

  • Single…


Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on February 6, 2014 at 3:44pm — 7 Comments

Cinder Block Garden With Hybrid Irrigation System

The beds are approximately Fifteen Feet long by Three feet wide.  The area had a small hill which had to be graded and the soil itself was covered with a…

Added by eddie_roscoe on February 4, 2014 at 8:35pm — 2 Comments

Citrus citrus citrus!

Hi there,

We have 9 citrus trees in full production. We are thinking of removing a few to allow for other fruit to be planted. Does anyone want or know of anyone that would like some of this year's crop?


Added by heather rutter on February 4, 2014 at 5:52pm — 14 Comments

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