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4th Seeding for 2019

Winter continues here in north central Indiana, with a lousy ten-day forecast ahead, but the seeding remains on schedule with the hope that Spring will come at some point, hopefully sooner than later, and that it will linger far longer … Continue reading

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Second Seeding

  It’s February!  The long, long, “always feels the longest” month of January is finally behind us, with its sub-zero temps, blustery winds, freezing rains and lack of insulating snow blanket.  Hopefully February will be a sweet month!   It’s … Continue reading

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First Seed Order!

As the 2018 growing season slides to an end here in central Indiana, (there’s SNOW forecast for tomorrow!) anticipation is already beginning for the 2019 garden!  The first seed order was placed before Oct. 31 in order to qualify for … Continue reading

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Let Some Perennials Self-Seed

It’s the Summer Solstice…amazing!  A few days ago it was April, and suddenly it’s mid-June.  Summer already and I’m still planting annuals!  Thank goodness a lot of the flowers in the garden just planted themselves and return year after year … Continue reading

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Respect your Elder!

I’ve said often that June is my favorite month.  The weather has settled, the flowers are blooming, and the bounty of the potager is flowing into the kitchen.  But it’s the elder that makes this month so special to me.  … Continue reading

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The Myth of Sunny Windowsills

After I wrote “Welcome Crocus!” a few days ago, I found myself thinking about the number of sunny days in February….6 out of 28.  That’s less than a fourth.  January had 12 sunny days out of 31.  A baby seedling … 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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But if you deadhead…..

After expounding upon the merits of deadheading in a recent post, it occurs to me that I need to also present another side of the issue.  Deadheading does produce more flowers overall, and does keep the plants and the gardens … Continue reading

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If you go away…..

things happen!  D and I decided to go to the Memorial Golf Tournament in Dublin, Ohio.  Normally, I would hate to leave the gardens, but things were pretty well caught up (at least until I can start hauling mulch) and … Continue reading

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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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