In My Mind's Zen Garden
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    Neglecting the Garden and Roses

    I’ve been neglecting the garden lately. That is why I haven’t posted photos in quite awhile.

    I used to have some beautiful rose bushes and just do a search on this site to find the best of the blooms, but right now it’s Autumn and the roses aren’t doing well at all.

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    My Vortex Brewer® for Compost Tea

    Stephen Storch is the inventor of the Vortex Brewer®. You can visit his website here. The Old System My old Compost Tea brewing system simply consisted of the standard Home Depot bucket with an aquarium pump and an air stone. I used a micro-meshed worm bag to place the

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    Compost Tea

    My Basic Recipe 3 gallons – Water (dechlorinated) 2 cups – Compost (in a filtered mesh bag) 1 capful – Fish Emulsion 2 tbsp – Raw Organic Sugar 2 tbsp – Kelp Extract Brew with a 20 gallon air pump and air stone for 24 hours. Using Compost Tea

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    The Best of the Zen Garden in Pictures

    For years I’ve been managing my own backyard garden and slowly trying to cultivate it into a nice quiet meditation garden. I’ve been successful, but living in California with the multi-year drought continuing to affect our lawns and gardens, it’s been a tough road these past couple of years.

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    September 2015: Mid-Month Update

    This month is moving along too fast, isn’t it? And we have the Autumnal Equinox coming on Wednesday, September 23! It’s still been quite HOT in San Diego this weekend! It’s nice and sunny though, and not a cloud in the sky. I’ve been trying to catch up on

  • 10 Gardening Tasks: Getting Ready For Spring!

    So, today was the first official day that I actually got myself into the gardening to do some serious work. After the rains that have hit San Diego sporadically during the weeks prior, the weeds began to start sprouting up. And my first task is to pull all the


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