Save Money by Saving Seeds

I don’t know about you, but I have been having a heck of a time getting seeds to germinate outdoors this summer. Many of my spring crops finished their time in the garden much sooner than usual and so I …

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The salad gardens I planted by the square foot method back in February have already yielded copious amounts of lettuce, spinach and radishes and should be producing for awhile still. If you read my earlier blog, you know how easy …

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That’s right, the Civic Garden Center has been selling plants the first weekend of May for 52 years! Gardeners in Cincinnati know that this one weekend sale is THE place to get their gardening fix. This year we have for …

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Landscaping with Fruit

When my husband and I purchased our first house, over seven years ago, we were eager to transform our small yard from patchy grass with a few scraggly shrubs, into a beautiful and edible oasis in the city. It is …

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Our Best Plant Sale Yet

You remember the line from the movie Forrest Gump that went, “Life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get.”  That’s how I feel about the weather in Cincinnati – it’s been spring-like for …

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Gardening as Inquiry

“Our garden is nothing if not an experiment,” my husband said to me after I explained my rationale behind the two trenches I had just dug under our new cold frame. No, I told him, they were not for drainage, …

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Planting the Spring Garden

Yesterday afternoon the sun called me up to the garden to see what could be done. With my seed box, planting plan drawn up in dreary January and trusty rake and shovel under my arm, I trekked up to the …

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What happens to our rain?

Part of the problem with understanding how things work is that it can be hard to forget them. Take for instance the rain we have been getting for the past 36 hours. Because I teach about this subject for a living, I …

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