Category Archives: E to H

Discovery

“So that’s what hay looks like.”       –Queen Mary Advertisements

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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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“Greensprouting” potatoes

            This refers to a method widely used in Europe to get potatoes 2 or 3 weeks before anyone else. To do this, cut your certified seed potatoes such that each piece has two “eyes” in case one doesn’t sprout. Lay … Continue reading

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Gardeners

“The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic, always enterprising,  and never satisfied. They always look forward to doing better than they have ever done before.”                      –Vita  Sackville-West

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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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A little herb garden

A garden, to me, should be so enchanting that, upon entering it, you don’t want to leave. Such it is with herb gardens. The colors, flavors, fragrances, and varieties are not only beyond equal, but almost foolproof. Virtually all herbs … Continue reading

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The farmers’ market

Running a farmstand is a highly rewarding experience, but it ties you down when you have gardening and other responsibilities aplenty. A good alternative is to set up at a local farmers’ market, where you’ll be selling for only a … Continue reading

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