Category Archives: north country gardening

Finally! Tall, hardy ornamental grasses for northern gardens

  Tall, hardy ornamental grasses are a little hard to come by in the zone 4 region. Some do well for a few seasons, but eventually succumb to the elements. I’m assuming they were zone 5 grasses. Recently I discovered … Continue reading

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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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Opportunity, Challenges for EUP Farmers

The opportunity to create wealth while satisfying the demand for wholesome, locally grown food is at hand in the EUP. That was the message I got from attending the third annual EUP Food Summit held at LSSU on November 7. … Continue reading

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Thank you, from the North Country Gardener!

I’ve reached a milestone today. No, I’m not a decade older. I’ve registered over 20,000 page views on my blog! Thanks to everyone who has stopped by for tips on growing a garden in the north country. I hope I’ve … Continue reading

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Fresh bread to go with fresh veggies

There’s nothing like fresh bread to go with the veggies you’ve picked from the garden to make a delicious bowl of cream of peas with new potatoes or a BLT, for that matter.  Here’s a great recipe I use to … Continue reading

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Seed Starting Tips

“The work of a garden bears visible fruits—in a world where most of our labours seem suspiciously meaningless,” Pam Brown p. 1928.                 While the wind howls outside I’m quietly working in my … Continue reading

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New Flower and Vegetable Varieties for a New Year

                I like to ring in the New Year browsing through the garden catalogs that I’ve got piled up on the corner of my desk. I’m always amazed at the new varieties they come up with year after year. For … Continue reading

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North Country Gardener meets the Cold Climate Gardener

A couple three years ago I was asked to post an article on my greenhouse experiences to a popular blog, called Cold Climate Gardening. It seemed I just never got around to doing it and in fact wasn’t quite sure … Continue reading

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Cool Weather No Problem for North Country Gardeners

Just about got my garden all planted, despite the cooler weather. I had planted my tomatoes, broccoli, cabbage, pumpkin and hot peppers (all from transplants) about nine days ago. Then, on Friday morning I planted six long rows of corn. … Continue reading

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