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Thwarting the birds

Last year, I was overjoyed to begin picking a quart or so every few days from the strawberries I’d planted in the potager.  They were older plants moved from the prior Cook’s Garden at the farm, so were off to … Continue reading

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Mum’s the word

Well, the evaluation has taken place.  Early last August, I purchased 36 potted mums, two varieties that are supposed to be hardy in our Zone 5 area, and planted them strategically in the gardens.  I wanted to get them in … Continue reading

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Insulating the Greenhouse Follow-up

  For those of you interested in how much difference lining my 10’x 12′ hobby greenhouse with horticultural bubble wrap insulation made, here’s the follow up story and data so far.  The night following exchanging the packing tape with official … Continue reading

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Still growing

Even though the first light frosts came last week, the potager is still producing and some plants are still growing.  Of course, with cooler temperatures, shorter days, and weaker sunlight the growth is slow but some crops love these conditions.  … Continue reading

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What I learned today…

Learning should be life-long, but some days are more educational than others.  Here’s what I learned today.  Arugula seeds can germinate in 36 hours.  Actually, it could be less than 36 hours, because I admit I did not camp out … Continue reading

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