Can you feel it? The days are getting longer! The plants can feel it, too.  And that means it’s time to PLANT!!! Well, it’s almost time to plant.  But let’s get ready anyway.  Here are all the wonderful things you …

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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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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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The Miracle of Frost Hardy Vegetables

Since the first snow fall I have pretty much ignored my vegetable garden, since it was covered with several inches of snow for an unusual number of weeks. After returning from my holiday vacation to a snow free garden, and …

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Time to Think about Saving Seeds

As we experience the last flush of summer vegetables, my mind starts thinking forward to next year and what I will do differently in the garden. I always like to try new varieties of plants because of the amazing assortment I …

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Planting seeds in the fall vegetable garden

A number of crops just do better when they are planted as seeds outdoors. Many vegetables grown for their roots are like this (beets, carrots, turnips), because any interference in their root development (like during transplanting) directly effects the part …

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