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The possibilities offered by a few seed catalogs

  I went through the seed catalogs for the first time today. It’s a spring ritual to sit down and seriously ponder the possibility that spring will arrive while choosing what I think will be the best tomatoes and peppers … Continue reading

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What plants can teach us

Humankind has explored the secrets of plants ever since a caveman saw a plant growing outside of his cave. We’ve discovered the culinary, medical, psychotropic, and the practical use of plants to make things like dyes and clothing from plants. … 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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More than a bulb planter

    I started planting bulbs using the Proplugger 5-1 a few years ago. I haven’t had to get down on my hands and knees to plant bulbs since. With this simple tool you can remove the soil from a … Continue reading

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Tomato ripening tip

It’s getting cooler and wetter here in the north country. If that is the case where you garden, pick your tomatoes when they just start to turn orangish-yellow. Bring them inside and place in a south or east facing window … Continue reading

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Salsa to die for

My mother used do to say “I think we hit a lick” when something went particularly well. She taught my wife a lot about canning produce and would have surely uttered these words if she were to taste our salsa. … Continue reading

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Seed Starting Tips Pt. 2

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A Few Tips for Starting Seeds This Weekend Pt. 1

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Promising plants for 2015

The  only thing better than actually getting my hands dirty in the garden is ordering seeds and plants. Like you, I’ve got my old standbys I’ll always order, like my Celebrity tomatoes that do so well in the north. However, … Continue reading

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If it’s not all about days to maturity…

If it’s not all about days to maturity when it comes to selecting the right  vegetable varieties that will do well in the north, than what is it about? One thing I’ve harped on a lot in regards to selecting … Continue reading

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