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Six on Saturday: Dec 9

I’m feeling very grateful on this Saturday.  FINALLY, all 1,000 bulbs are in the ground, safely tucked away before our first snowfall arrived this morning.  Thankfully, my back has returned to normal, which also allowed me to drag out the … Continue reading

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Things I should have known by now

At my advanced age, the number of things that I haven’t yet learned (or have forgotten) is still surprising.  Here’s a few of yesterday’s revelations: Cleaning the Front Island, which is located around and under black walnut trees, without a hard hat … 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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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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Free seeds!

My free seeds from Renee’s Garden arrived in the mail recently.  As a Garden Writer of America member, trialing seeds is one of the many perks of membership.  If you have not visited her website (www.reneesgarden.com) please do.  Not only will … Continue reading

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Taking Stock of the Herb Pantry

While it continues to be grey and cold, it’s a good time to take stock of the culinary herb supply.  There’s still time to make adjustments to the planting plans and increase or decrease the number of plants needed.  Starting … Continue reading

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Can’t Cut It, Part 2

  Sadly, my reluctance to cut extends into the potager as well.  I just love looking at the beautiful patterns the veggies make in my raised beds.  Just look at that lovely block of perfect “Little Gem” lettuces. How can … Continue reading

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