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Don't Kill the Dandelions
1/30/2015 - 10:31:01 AM
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This post was originally published on October 24, 2013. We’ve all got them, so lets EAT them! Dandelions that is. Times are tough for many and we have this FREE food item in our yards and fields, so why not take advantage of it? The dandelion is known as a bioaccumulator. The deep tap root pus... Read More
Focus on Foraging
1/30/2015 - 10:26:23 AM
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This post was originally published on October 4, 2013. The foraging “trend” is gaining steam lately for many reasons – a sense of living off the land, health benefits gained from many of these wild edibles, as well as the opportunity for “free” food which can reduce the... 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
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
Composting
1/30/2015 - 10:02:24 AM
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CompostingThis post was originally published on April 27, 2012. Composting is one of my favorite parts of gardening. The process of watching food and yard scraps turn into black gold is amazing. If you practice worm composting – the process can happen right before your eyes. The worms eat your food scra... Read More
What's in Bloom
1/29/2015 - 4:24:36 PM
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Whats in BloomThis post was originally published on April 14, 2012. Blueberries are blooming - YUM! Brunnera macrophylla (False Forget-Me-Not) - Cheery blue flowers are great with bleeding heart. Clematis montana - Almost ready to pop open! Cornus florida 'Rubra' (Dogwood) Dicentra spectabilis (Common Bleeding He... Read More
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
Seed Terminology - What does it mean?
1/29/2015 - 3:52:49 PM
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Seed Terminology - What does it mean?This post was originally published on February 14, 2012. So many seeds, so little time – so where do you begin? First you need to understand the language. Heirloom. You see this term in magazine articles, blog posts, seed catalogs – so why is it important? Heirloom seeds are considered t... Read More
What's in Bloom
1/29/2015 - 3:23:22 PM
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Whats in BloomThis post was originally published on January 30, 2012. Believe it or not, things are happening outside in the garden. Enjoy the photos below. Pussy willow catkins. Helleborus foetidus (Stinking Hellebore) in full bloom. Helleborus hybrids starting to show color. Galanthus nivalis (Snowdrop) peeking... Read More
Seed Joy
1/29/2015 - 10:26:41 AM
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Seed JoyThis post was originally published on January 27, 2012 Last week in Central Pennsylvania we experienced our first substantial snow since October. I can’t speak for everyone, but that was enough winter for me and I am ready for spring. Ah, spring – daffodils emerging as the soil warms, tr... Read More