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About lifegrower

Peter V. Fossel has been gardening since he was nine, and has been an organic farmer for the last 20 years. His most recent book, “Organic Farming, Everything You Need to know” was published by Voyageur Press, Minneapolis, 2007. He’s written numerous gardening articles for Organic Gardening, Horticulture, Country Journal, Out Here, and American Profile among others. He was Gardens Manager for The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson in Tennessee before returning to Cape Cod to start his newest organic venture, Swan River Farm in Dennisport, MA.

March 31; planting seeds

Jeez, we’ve lots to do. Johnny’s seeds (my favorite supplier) just announced they only have enough seeds left for commercial growers. That includes me, but I ordered early. So now check with all the suppliers you can find on google, … Continue reading

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March 30 — another hard day

So the deal with gardening is that it keeps you sane. It takes you out, away from the news. Where I am (Rhode Island) the outdoor world is cold, wet, and unforgiving right now, but that’s about to change. The … Continue reading

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This damn…

…blog-making machine of mine called “Word Press” has a nasty way of putting  everything I write atop everything else I’ve posted, so if I publish something new it goes on top, not the bottom — the way newspapers, books, and … Continue reading

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Getting there

Alright, two ways to go from here: One is to stay out in the garden and keep going, adding rows, adding seeds and seedlings and so on as the weeks and months amble by — and that works:  seeds from … Continue reading

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We’re back — just in time.

DAMNITALL, it’s been too long, but now the world is in a bit of a pinch.  We need what were called “Victory Gardens,” in WWII — to self-sustain family and friends with food from your own yard. And to cheer … Continue reading

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Navajo chant (ancient)

Today I will walk out, today everything unnecessary will leave me, I will be as I was before, I will have a cool breeze over my body. I will have a light body, I will be happy forever, nothing will … Continue reading

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