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Short reports: PWS
Here’s a quick report, on the seeds from Plant World Seeds that I was so excited to order way back last winter. For a bit about the seeds arrival and the actual packets, see here. First of all, only … Continue reading
Posted in product review, Uncategorized Tagged columbines, Dames Rocket, gardening, germination, growing from seed, Plant World Seeds, seeds, yellow hollyhocks Leave a comment
Why I seed in flats….
Recently someone asked why I seed in flats when I could seed directly into peat pots or some other individual container, thus saving hours of transplanting. That’s a great question that deserves a thoughtful answer. The easiest answer is “That’s … Continue reading
Posted in Seeding, Uncategorized Tagged growing space, growing your own, Indiana gardening, Indoor Growing, Potager, Seeding, seeds, sweet alyssum, transplanting 21 Comments
Snowy days can lead to trouble!
Too many snowy days can lead to trouble! The indoor job list has no appeal. It’s too nasty to venture outdoors. The lure of the computer beckons. Temptation fills page after page. “I’m only going to window shop,” one assures … Continue reading
Posted in seed catalogs, Uncategorized, winter planning Tagged Beth Chatto, gardening, perennials, Plant World Seeds, poppies, seed selection, seeds, shopping, temptation 15 Comments
Six on Saturday: Dec 29
The seed catalogs are arriving almost daily now, and the luscious photographs and descriptions are irresistible. Temptation lurks on every page. I indulge my fantasies for weeks by making a “wish list” that ignores the amount of space available. At … Continue reading
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
Posted in annuals, cutting garden, Uncategorized Tagged annual flowers, aster, cutting garden, emilia, marigolds, Potager, seeds, snapdragons, triploid marigolds, zinnias 13 Comments
Six on Saturday-Feb 17
After an eternal January, February seems to be obligingly whizzing by. Even though winter still holds forth on this frosty morn, there are glimpses of spring and the number of gardening opportunities increases each day. Soon there will be garden … Continue reading
Posted in bulbs, pruning, Seeding, seeds, Six on Saturday, small fruits, Uncategorized Tagged amaryllis, fall berries, gardening, lettuce seedlings, potager, pruning, seeds, Six on Saturday 8 Comments
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
Basil Seed Caviar
It’s funny sometimes how memories click in. While sorting various basil seeds into the seed box (see “Winter Projects” post for more on that) a memory of gardening author Jim Wilson’s visit to my herb farm years ago flashed. He … Continue reading
Posted in Basil, garden books, garden lore, gardening, Recipes, seeds, Uncategorized Tagged basil caviar, basil recipes, basil seeds, garden lore, gardening, Jim Wilson, potager, seeds 10 Comments
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
Posted in seasonal decor, seeds, Six on Saturday, Uncategorized Tagged carrots, first snowfall, gardening, gourds, planning, potager, Santa gourds, seasonal decor, seeds, Six on Saturday 6 Comments
Daffodils? That means pea-planting!
Long before the advent of calendars, farm folk had sayings to help recall when certain chores needed to be done. I like following many of these old proverbs, because in my experience they are generally more accurate than dates. … Continue reading
Posted in gardening, kitchen gardens, planting, Potager, raised beds, Seeding, Uncategorized, vegetable gardening Tagged daffodils, garden lore, gardening, grow your own food, kitchen gardens, peas, planting, potager, raised beds, seeds 11 Comments