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Blog Entries - February, 2015 (Show All)

Sprouting - Goodness on Your Windowsill
2/10/2015 - 8:16:25 PM
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Sprouting - Goodness on Your WindowsillMason jar seed sprouters flew off our shelves at the PA Farm Show in January. While they have been re-ordered, I have yet to get my hands on one. However, wanting to see what the hype was all about - I grabbed the Botanical Interests Seed Sprouting Trays. I have never sprouted seeds for the purpose ... Read More
Seed Packing 101
2/4/2015 - 12:53:24 PM
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You may have seen our retail store, but very few see what happens behind the scenes. Here is your sneak peak! We package the Rohrer labeled seeds in house and our mail-order department is crazy busy this time of year!
Grow Your Own Princess Popcorn
2/2/2015 - 2:43:39 PM
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Grow Your Own Princess PopcornThis post was originally published on December 17, 2014. My daughter is half tomboy and half princess, she is either one extreme or the other. Needless to say, we have many “pink” accessories. So while shopping with her in the retail store (yes, we have a store – check it out!) her... Read More
Neighborhood Garden Co-ops?
2/2/2015 - 2:39:31 PM
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Neighborhood Garden Co-ops?This post was originally published on December 2, 2014. I like to think outside the box. I am also a lazy gardener. When you put those two factors together, interesting ideas can happen. I have been looking into co-ops for “professional” farmers lately and wondered – why can’... 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
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
Tomato Overload
2/2/2015 - 2:24:18 PM
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Tomato OverloadThis post was originally published on September 4, 2014. I have been trying to cut back on my tomato production. Last year I had 24 plants, this year only 12. I have discovered 6 is probably my magic number. Tomato #1 died early due to something eating it. Tomato #2-5 have become dog food. Yep, your... 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
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
Try Something New - Grow your own Ginger
2/2/2015 - 9:59:16 AM
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Try Something New - Grow your own GingerThis post was originally published on March 13, 2014. Not everyone has room for the seed starting setup in their house – the grow lights, the stand, the fan, etc. I am one of those people. So now I buy my tomato and pepper plants from a local farm. However, I still have the bug to get somethin... Read More
Mulch Your Vegetable Garden
2/2/2015 - 9:42:01 AM
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This post was originally published on February 22, 2014. Do you mulch? Why not? I could say “it’s the latest thing” and try to tempt you with a fad. But I won’t, I will give good solid reasons why mulch is important AND can help with maintenance. Win, win! #1 Build soil, don&... Read More

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