Category Archives: gardening

Weather delay; Spring postponed!

  Happy First Day of Spring!  (Insert groan here!)  It’s snowing, and it’s beautiful, but it’s not the way I wanted to celebrate the official start  of the growing season.  Potatoes were supposed to be planted on St Patrick’s Day, … Continue reading

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Sew, Sow–So what?

  I readily admit I am old and set in some ways, but I’m also trying to embrace new technology.  Obviously I can encourage far more people to garden and continue gardening despite discouragements through blogging, than by silently burrowing … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday-Feb 10

It’s another dreary Saturday, although yesterday our snow cover melted…again.  Temps are turning colder and more snow is on the way, so just losing our snow doesn’t mean winter is ending.  So I tend the indoor seedlings in the basement … Continue reading

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In Olden Days

With all of the recent blogs about seed starting and plant buying, it makes me wonder how in the world my grandmother managed to harvest anything!  I don’t recall her starting anything indoors except a jar of sweet potato starts.  … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday-Feb 3

The best thing about this Six on Saturday?  It’s FINALLY not January any longer!  I really have no reason to complain, because I did get a lovely break from our bleak, bleak, frigid weather with a albeit too-brief trip to … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday-Jan 27

  #1 are the lovely sunrises we’ve been blessed with recently.  I wish I were a better photographer to accurately capture the colors, which are more vivid than they appear above.  The day began with this lovely, pastel sunrise and … Continue reading

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Basil Seed Caviar

It’s funny sometimes how memories click in.  While sorting various basil seeds into the seed box (see “Winter Projects” post for more on that) a memory of gardening author Jim Wilson’s visit to my herb farm years ago flashed.  He … Continue reading

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