Tag Archives: seed starting

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

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Onions…Crying for Joy!

For over thirty years I grew onions from sets, just as my grandmother and mother had.  White ones for using over the summer and early fall; yellow ones for storage.  I never saw red ones until I went to college.  … Continue reading

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In Olden Days

With all of the recent blogs about seed starting and plant buying, it makes me wonder how in the world my grandmother managed to harvest anything!  I don’t recall her starting anything indoors except a jar of sweet potato starts.  … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday-Feb 3

The best thing about this Six on Saturday?  It’s FINALLY not January any longer!  I really have no reason to complain, because I did get a lovely break from our bleak, bleak, frigid weather with a albeit too-brief trip to … Continue reading

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Winter projects

Gardeners often get frustrated during the winter.  Right now it is 4 degrees F, with gusty winds that make it feel even colder.  The gardens are covered not only with snow, but with an icy crust.  Tattered seed catalogs form … 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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Seed Starting Stuff

  Yes, I’m repeating this photo from the last post because I had several inquiries about my seed starting “Facilities.”  See that tall rack?  I built it over thirty years ago out of scrap lumber and some aluminum sheeting.  A … Continue reading

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