Category Archives: planting

Why Does it take me so long to plant?

Well, the obvious reason would be that I raise a lot of plants for a lot of garden space.  While I love perennials,  annuals provide the continual color that I love during summer.  So, as long as I am able, … Continue reading

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Rain again…and again

Three glorious days of sunshine, so I frantically planted veggies in the potager for long hours on the first two.  Almost all of the tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, climbing melons and beans, many lettuces, edible flowers, more cippolini and Italian red … Continue reading

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Fleeting Spring

   All winter we long for spring.  We dream of how the many, many bulbs planted in autumn will emerge and flower.  Will the combinations pictured be reality, or even better?  Will the timing of the bulbs with flowering trees … Continue reading

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Daffodils? That means pea-planting!

  Long before the advent of calendars, farm folk had sayings to help recall when certain chores needed to be done.  I like following many of these old proverbs, because in my experience they are generally more accurate than dates.  … Continue reading

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Free seeds!

My free seeds from Renee’s Garden arrived in the mail recently.  As a Garden Writer of America member, trialing seeds is one of the many perks of membership.  If you have not visited her website (www.reneesgarden.com) please do.  Not only will … Continue reading

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Heap of hope

  Remember that jar of bleach water I carried to the berry rows?  If not, see “About that pruning…”  Well, I carried it back to the house, and rummaged through my supply basket and jacket pockets to find a big … Continue reading

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First Frost

The arrival of the first frost is always a mixed blessing, mostly sad because it means the end of the growing season, but a bit of pleasure because it brings a long list of to-do’s to an end as well.  … Continue reading

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