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Seed Buying 201: Seed Questions Answered
1/30/2015 - 10:53:44 AM
Seed Buying 201:  Seed Questions AnsweredThis post was originally published on February 10, 2014. This was a press release from Home Garden Seed Association ( – 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
Homemade Pest Control for the Garden
1/30/2015 - 10:48:31 AM
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
Gardening for Chickens
1/30/2015 - 10:40:13 AM
This post was originally published on January 21, 2014. Backyard chickens are popping up in suburban yards nationwide. People want fresh eggs, they want to know what the chickens are eating, they want to know how the birds were treated. I am one of these people, labeled crazy by my family. Why would... Read More
Garden Planning 2014 Style
1/30/2015 - 10:35:00 AM
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
Gardening Under Plastic - Episode II
1/30/2015 - 10:20:40 AM
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
1/30/2015 - 10:02:24 AM
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
Raised Garden Beds
1/29/2015 - 4:02:52 PM
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