Category Archives: garden tips

Sex education for cucumber growers

After years of mediocre production from my cucumber plants I’ve decided to take some action. My first thought was to call the folks at Johnny’s Seeds to see what they have to say about it. They told me they grow … Continue reading

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Looking for an endless tomato harvest?

There are so many tomato varieties to choose from in the catalogs it is tempting to try them all. One variety I’ll be sure to include with my order when it goes out next week is Jasper cherry tomato. If … Continue reading

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Amazing new vegetable varieties for 2016

Next to actually gardening, I enjoy going over the spring seed catalogs as they arrive. It certainly helps beat the winter blues and it’s never too early to start planning for next year’s garden. Here are a few things I’d … Continue reading

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Gardening tips for late July

The sweltering heat of late makes it a little difficult to get in the garden and weed and do other garden chores. If we can get in the garden in the cool of the evening or early morning and weed … Continue reading

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Mid-season garden tips

A mostly gentle, warm rain saturated the ground here in the last few days. The northern forest is looking pretty lush, to say the least. The garden didn’t mind it either. Warmer overnight temperatures coincided with the warm rain. I … Continue reading

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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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North Country Gardening with the Evening News

North Country Gardening blog meet sooeveningnews.com! That’s right. I’m happy to announce that my gardening blog will now be linked in to the digital edition of the Evening News. I’m hoping this will become a meeting place for all types … Continue reading

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Spring Planting Schedule

If you’re confused about when to plant your garden this spring, you’re not alone. It sure hasn’t been a typical spring here in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. Still, we must be careful not to jump the gun too soon and … Continue reading

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Pumpkins for Short Seasons

  The other day someone asked me what pumpkin would be best to plant in her northern garden. I’ve had pretty good luck with Bush Spirit Hybrid pumpkin over the past several years. While not actually recommended for our climate, … Continue reading

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Tips for Making Your 2012 Garden Resolutions

Everyone has resolutions for the new year. As gardeners we may want to list a few goals for our 2012 gardening and landscaping. This can help make a big job a little more manageable, both in terms of the work … Continue reading

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