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Seeding #5: cancelled!
The 5th round of seeding was scheduled to take place on March 1st, but an assessment of the remaining basement space and the upcoming forecast resulted in a cancellation! March 1st was a beautiful, calm, and SUNNY day to … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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