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How to start a kid-friendly vegetable garden
3/27/2019 - 12:06:58 PM
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How to start a kid-friendly vegetable garden There’s a natural connection between children and the outdoors. And there’s nothing more special than caring for the Earth and enjoying Mother Nature in the family backyard. Toddlers, children, and teens can explore a new hobby when they get outside and get growing. This month at Rohrer Seeds, we a... 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
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
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