Category Archives: garden maintenance

Succession Planting

Many people have questioned how and why the potager is so productive.  There are several reasons.  For example, good drainage from raised beds, deep soil, and continual weed removal are assets to productivity.  Good drainage means an earlier planting start … Continue reading

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Mum’s the word

Well, the evaluation has taken place.  Early last August, I purchased 36 potted mums, two varieties that are supposed to be hardy in our Zone 5 area, and planted them strategically in the gardens.  I wanted to get them in … Continue reading

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To Trim or Not to Trim

   That is the question I ask myself every autumn.  Over the years I’ve had differing philosophies.  Some years  at the herb farm, all of the dead leaves and dying stalks remained in the gardens for the birds to enjoy … Continue reading

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