$0.99 Herbs/Plants at Home Depot

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Home depot just got in a shipment from the local nursery and they have all sorts of small plants/vegetables/herbs available for $0.99 each. I didn't know what most of them were, but I bought 10 of them anyways. [gallery=6] I got a tomate, ruda, oregano, mejorana, limoncillo, habichuela, curis and albahaca de cocinar. Tomorrow they will make there

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Garden 2.2

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Jul, 2008

Garden 2.2

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I've been working on Garden 2.0, and it has now become Garden 2.2: I have transplanted 3 healthy Tigerella tomato plants, 3 purple bell pepper plants, one spicy pepper and 6 spicy mesculin lettuces from the small backyard garden (Lucky, the seeds I planted produced enough plants for the front and back gardens!). I have also planted a

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Sleeping Giant – Atlantic Tropical Storms

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Jul, 2008

Sleeping Giant – Atlantic Tropical Storms

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I have been through more hurricanes than I can count: New Jersey, North Carolina, Florida, Rhode Island...I have sat through them everywhere. I have to admit though, I was either renting, at my folks house or at someone else's house. The only thing I really had to worry about was my car and that I was stupid enough

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Underground PVC

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Jul, 2008

Underground PVC

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As Stefan mentioned, for whatever reason, where ever we decide to dig on our entire 3 acres, ends up being the wrong place to dig... Four months ago, we were planting a palm in the backyard. The "perfect place" we decided to put it, just happened to be exactly where our septic line ran through the yard. Seriously?

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Couldn’t Have Done It If We Tried

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Jul, 2008

Couldn’t Have Done It If We Tried

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There are many, many, many things that I never considered when I would day dream about the 'pride of ownership' and owning our own place. I simply wanted to surf, work and not pay someone else's mortgage in doing so. Those three things helped direct us to the Caribbean and Rincon (all though there isn't much surf here

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Cucumber Recipes from Mom

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As you can see by Garden 2.0, Summer and I are working on our computers by night and planning/building a healthier lifestyle/diet with our renewed vigor towards gardening by day. With that, we are definitely going to try to grow cucumbers. I see them all over the grocery store year around, so they must do well here. Tell

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Bugs

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I've been noticing that there are caterpillars EVERYWHERE right now. When I was weeding the backyard, I came across thousands of caterpillars in a dozen or so different varieties. They better not be trying to eat my garden! A tomato worm? A punk rock caterpillar I was working in the living room yesterday and something crawling up the

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Garden 2.0

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Jul, 2008

Garden 2.0

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We just got back from San Diego, where we got inspired by Ricky & Lyndsey's awesome garden. Stefan and I have never been gardeners so to speak, so our garden consisted of some seed thrown around to see if they would magically grow. We succeeded at some things (tomatoes, soy beans, lettuce, basil) and failed at other things

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Hurricane Bertha Misses Puerto Rico

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Not much to say about Hurricane Bertha as far as Puerto Rico goes. By the looks of the 'predicted path' it is moving North and is going to sweep by Bermuda, hopefully causing minimal damage if any at all and no injuries. The thing with hurricanes is that you can't write them off until they have completely dissipated

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Hurricane Bertha Creeping Towards Land

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Jul, 2008

Hurricane Bertha Creeping Towards Land

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Tropical Storm Bertha has become the first hurricane of the 2008 Hurricane season. It is currently over 800 miles east of the Leeward Islands with sustained winds blowing around 75mph. It is moving West North West at about 17mph but the National Hurricane Center says that it's movement is going to slow down quite a bit over the

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