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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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Featured items

Everyone has to eat, right? That’s one reason I’ve included items for sale to the right of my posts. I’ve also included them because I’ve used these products and have been favorably impressed with them. And in one case I’ve … Continue reading

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September Issue Birds in Our Backyards

Don’t miss the latest edition of Connie Thompson’s Bird’s in Our Backyards. She records the sightings of birds in the area and includes some fabulous pics of indigenous birds, including an eagle and blue heron. There’s even a picture of … Continue reading

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