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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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Six on Saturday-Sept 1!

As much as I’d like to deny it, September is here.  The leaves are already piling up along the sidewalk from the big cottonwoods along the driveway.  It’s time to evaluate the performance of the annuals.  In my gardens, they … Continue reading

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Drats!

You may recall a few weeks ago I optimistically, fingers-crossed, hoped that putting faded marigold flowers that resulted from deadheading around cucurbit plants would eliminate or at least reduce the amount of squash bug and borer damage.  (See the “Will … Continue reading

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Will it work?

This week while I was deadheading marigolds, my mind came up with an interesting idea.    Not everyone bothers to deadhead, but seeing the brown, shriveled heads annoys me, plus the plant will spend more energy forming seeds than making … Continue reading

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Starter soil comparison

  During the earlier, hectic transplanting period when there were thousands of plants in the basement needing moved from seedling flats to four-packs I ran out of my preferred potting soil, Pro-Mix.  There was no time to go to my … Continue reading

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