Field Notes

June 22, 2015


Don't Underestimate Dandelions.

Dandelions really are underestimated – as a weed, as a flower and as a food source.

Their roots are capable of penetrating soil 10-15 deep!! LEGIT. That’s some serious tenacity. The root is commonly 6-18 inches deep BUT STILL I think we can all agree with the frustration of trying to dig that thing out of the earth only the hear it snap as it holds on. SONOFA…

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May 18, 2015

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The Easiest 3 Part Potting Soil Mix On Either Side of the Mississippi!

I’ve been wanting to make my own potting mix for awhile. And while I have nothing against buying potting mix, I like the idea of making it from scratch . Like a pie crust or bread. It’s just that much better, ya know? It automatically tastes better just KNOWING you made it. And since potting mix is an ingredient to your garden and you will be eating what comes out of it… then it will taste better. Right? RIGHT.

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May 11, 2015


This is a garden.

Let’s play a game. I’m going to give you a word and you are going to yell out the first thing you think of when you see the word. Ready? GARDEN. What did you yell? What did that word make you think of?

Whatever it was, I’m not going to say you’re wrong – there is no wrong answer and I’m not going to say you’re right – there is no right answer. That’s the beauty of a garden it’s personal...

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October 31, 2014

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Welome, Burgon and Ball

When we found Burgon & Ball, we knew it was time to cease our headhunt for a blacksmith (sorry to all zero of you that applied) and open an account with the oldest garden tool manufacturer in existence.

Since 1730, these guys have defined what it means to make quality garden tools. Over the years they have grown to carry a full line of garden accessories not readily available in the United States...

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