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“Ap PEAS ment”

Appeasement:  bringing about a state of peace, quiet or contentment; conciliatory action that satisfies or soothes… The sun is shining.  The daffodils are blooming. The first planting of snow peas is emerging. I am planting shelling peas. I am ap-PEAS-ed! … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: March 31

Real Spring, gardening-type Spring continues to hover in the distance, lingering down South perhaps.  There are hints here and there: swelling buds, the return of the robins, emerging bulb foliage.  Rain has been almost continuous, but at least it’s not … Continue reading

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Refuse to be Thwarted!

So after a wasteful spell of sulking, I reviewed my “to-do” list with fresh eyes.  There must be SOMETHING I could do until the weather co-operated.  There is still snow in the most shady spots although it began raining on … 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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Six on Saturday-Aug. 12

Can it be Saturday already?  Apparently it is, so here are my six selections for this week.  Having been away at the Garden Writers’ conference for a week, the garden was unsupervised, but behaved surprisingly well!  I was delighted to … Continue reading

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Early Tomato Comparison

After an exciting Garden Writers of America conference, I’m back at the helm.  Needless to say, there has been lots of picking and preserving after a week’s absence, and now the deadheading needs completing but I wanted to get this … Continue reading

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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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