Monthly Archives: May 2012

Watering Tips for Dry Weather

The dust I kicked up when I tilled my garden this morning had me thinking that this has been the driest spring I’ve experienced since I started gardening in this area some 30 years ago. The cabbage and Brussels sprouts … Continue reading

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Wildflower Talk in Otsego Co.

I will be talking about the importance and uses of native plants in the landscape at the Otsego County Conservation District in Gaylord on Thursday, May 24, 6:00 p.m. I will be holding the talk in their greenhouse where they … Continue reading

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Tomato Update

Well, it’s been about two weeks since I took my Mighty Mato transplants out of a box and set them out in my greenhouse. These are grafted tomatoes that apparently have some type of super doper root stock that grows … Continue reading

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Birds in Our Backyards

It seems like birding and gardening go together, kind of like eggs and bacon. Folks who like to garden usually like to watch the comings and goings of the birds. In fact, setting up bird houses in or near a … Continue reading

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Is the “Mighty ‘Mato” Really Mighty?

The other day I got an email promoting a new type of tomato called the “Mighty ‘Mato.” The Mighty ‘Mato is a tomato grafted on some super duper root stock. They didn’t mention what kind of root stock it is, … Continue reading

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Planting Your First Vegetable Garden

You’re aware of the health benefits of eating fresh vegetables, you have the space for a small garden, but just don’t know where to start? Look no further. Here’s all you need to know to put fresh, crisp vegetables on … Continue reading

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Does Hardiness Zone Matter? You Betcha!

Is the Plant You’re Buying Hardy for the Area? This spring as you get excited about buying and planting trees, shrubs and perennials, keep in mind that not all plants sold in some of the stores are hardy for the … Continue reading

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When to Plant

Each day I walk out to my garden out back and stare at it for a minute. It’s kind of a crazy ritual, I know, but I can’t help myself. I suppose it’s like that golfer who glances over at … Continue reading

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