Category Archives: I to N

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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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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Lasagna beds

Lasagna gardening is about the neatest thing to hit the gardening world since the rebirth of organics. It’s been called sheet composting, or layer gardening as I used to know it, but the term lasagna garden was popularized in the … Continue reading

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Mother of invention

When an early hurricane knocked out power to our coastal New England town for 12 days once, the spoiled contents of many a local freezer and fridge were being hauled to the town dump or added to a compost pile. … Continue reading

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For love of misery

Miseries regarding weather are much favored in the countryside, and other places. We take pride in suffering the heaviest snow, the deepest mud, the coldest cold, the driest droughts. One’s level of poverty, and the size of local mosquitoes are … Continue reading

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Naps

Our third grade teacher, Mrs. Cummerford, used to make us lie down for a short nap every afternoon. Nobody could sleep, of course, but it gave us time to think, to dream, to collect our thoughts, maybe to wish on … Continue reading

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Don’t wait

Learn as though you’ll live forever, and live as though you’ll die tomorrow.

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