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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
Thank Your Local Pollinator
4/30/2015 - 9:31:46 PM
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Thank Your Local PollinatorNo Pollinators = No Food This may sounds harsh, but it is our current reality. A few weeks back a news headline read "tractor trailer load of honeybees topples". In February the federal government pledged over 3 million dollars to save the Monarch Butterfly. Local gardeners express their concern ove... Read More
Tomatoes - Determinate or Indeterminate? That is the question.
3/24/2015 - 8:38:39 PM
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Tomatoes - Determinate or Indeterminate?  That is the question.I must admit, there are some aspects to gardening I never pay much attention to. Tomato growth habits fall in this category. Pick a pretty or yummy tomato variety, stick it in the ground, cage it and forget it. While I have read about determinate versus indeterminate tomatoes, I never really paid mu... Read More
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