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Raised Garden Beds
1/29/2015 - 4:02:52 PM
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Raised Garden BedsThis post was originally published on March 30, 2012. Many of you have seen typical raised beds – neat and tidy, 4′ x 4′, surrounded by lumber. You build the frame, you fill it with compost/soil and you plant. Easy, right? Easy, except for the cost. Lumber can get pricey, depending... Read More
Gardening Under Plastic
1/30/2015 - 10:12:09 AM
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Gardening Under PlasticThis post was originally published on December 4, 2012. I dislike paying $6 for a box of salad greens at the grocery store, even in fall/winter when there is no hope of growing them outside. Or is there? I have been paging through magazines, books, and blog posts – drooling over pictures of Sw... Read More
Gardening Under Plastic - Episode II
1/30/2015 - 10:20:40 AM
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This post was originally published on January 10, 2013. Plants like sun – duh. My poor seedling babies were just sitting there for weeks it seemed and I couldn’t figure out why, until my friend Dru pointed out how overcast it had been. The sun has been shining fairly regular for the last... Read More
Garden Planning 2014 Style
1/30/2015 - 10:35:00 AM
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Garden Planning 2014 StyleThis post was originally published on January 7, 2014. Do you methodically plan out your garden each year? Or do you buy seedlings and plant them wherever they might land? I must admit, I start the season with the best intentions of following a plan. However when the time comes for planting, things ... Read More
Homemade Pest Control for the Garden
1/30/2015 - 10:48:31 AM
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This post was originally published on February 7, 2014. As we inch toward the planting season, we must decide how we will handle pests and diseases. While there are several organic methods available (and we carry some of them), there are some homemade treatments that have been talked about throughou... Read More
Seed Buying 201: Seed Questions Answered
1/30/2015 - 10:53:44 AM
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Seed Buying 201:  Seed Questions AnsweredThis post was originally published on February 10, 2014. This was a press release from Home Garden Seed Association (www.EZfromseed.org) – lots of great information. 1. What is an heirloom seed variety? The definition: Simply put, an heirloom is an Open Pollinated (see explanation of OP) varie... Read More
Are you a "Resilient Gardener"?
2/2/2015 - 2:15:27 PM
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Are you a "Resilient Gardener"?This post was originally published on March 27, 2014. I have been reading Carol Deppe’s book, “The Resilient Gardener, Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times”. She brings out the reality of the garden – “My Garden needed to be designed around the reality t... Read More
2014 Red Beet Trials
2/2/2015 - 2:19:50 PM
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2014 Red Beet TrialsThis post was originally published on July 22, 2014. This year we planted eleven different varieties of beets, ranging in color from red, to yellow, to white (even striped). We used two different fertilizers on the beets – Garden Tone and HYRBRIX (vegetable). There were no major advantages of ... Read More
Small City Lot? You Can Grow A LOT!
2/2/2015 - 2:28:11 PM
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Small City Lot?  You Can Grow A LOT!This post was originally published September 29, 2014. If you read gardening blogs (you’re reading this one, so that’s good!), you have probably seen posts about gardening in small spaces. My question to most of them is – are you for real? Yes, they are beautiful – but who ha... Read More
Small Spaces - A Blessing or a Curse?
2/2/2015 - 2:35:52 PM
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Small Spaces - A Blessing or a Curse?This post was originally published on October 30, 2014. Many people ask me about gardening in small city lots or town home lots. They always ask about compact varieties of this or that, which is good, but that’s just the beginning. Successful small-scale gardening relies on one thing – s... Read More
What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been.....
6/1/2015 - 12:48:09 PM
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What a Long, Strange Trip Its Been.....Spring that is. Whether you accept global warming, or not, we are in the midst of a weird spring! Temperature highs in the 50's and 60's one day, then 80's and higher the next. A farmer friend shared that he lost 40% of his pepper crop due to these fluctuations. Our poor gardens just don't know what... Read More
Pepper Trials 2015
8/31/2015 - 9:10:02 PM
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Pepper Trials 2015This season we included peppers in our trials - mainly because one of our old standard bell peppers is soon to be discontinued. In hopes of finding a suitable replacement, we planted out 11 varieties of sweet bell peppers. 5 stood out as being the sweetest with a good size: Double Up Hybrid, Red Bul... Read More
Uncommonly Good Vegetables
3/30/2016 - 4:43:34 PM
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Uncommonly Good Vegetables By this time of year most gardeners have planned and re-planned (and, possibly re-re-planned) their vegetable gardens for the season. Every square foot has been designated for your vegetables of choice. However, if, like me, you find yourself with a little corner here or a long narrow space there wi... Read More

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