Category Archives: A to D

Sowing dreams

(Beware, this is an essay. Once you begin reading you may not stop, and there goes five minutes of your life, *poof*. The harvest of possibilities to be found in a vegetable garden in early spring is worth more in some … Continue reading

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Celery

(Revised and condensed 2/20/11) The difference in flavor between organic and conventional celery is so dramatic that I almost consider them two different vegetables. Some say it’s finicky to grow, but I don’t find it so. It just marches to … Continue reading

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Tips

            These are from the Johnny’s catalog. I’m just passing them along.             “Brown bean seeds germinate better in cool soil than white seeds.”             “Soil innoculants are only viable for a year.”             “Harvest Brussels Sprouts from the bottom … Continue reading

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Breeding seeds

Breed your own seeds that are  perfectly suited to where you live. All you need do is select seeds from the most healthy and productive open-pollinated (not hybrid) plants you grow, save the seeds, and replant them next year. Select … Continue reading

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What to plant now, or soon

What to  start indoors now? (This is for zone 6) Well, you need to know your last frost date (check with your Ag extension service), and know that it’s an average so add a week or two, then count backward … Continue reading

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Chicken cheer recipe

If you want to cheer up your kitchen for the evening, do this: In a skillet, put some sprigs of rosemary, a bay leaf, a minced clove of garlic, and a few tablespoons of butter and olive oil. Cook on … Continue reading

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Compost sources

I can never get enough of this stuff because I never have enough raw materials. But they’re out there; you just have to find them. Here are some tips from my experience:             I’ve never lived anyplace where nearby horse … Continue reading

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