Our Community Gardeners are busy sowing seeds of cool-season vegetables. Some like to grow flowers but growing them from seed is a waste of time because there are so many young plants available in the nurseries and you can see what you are getting. If you have special seeds of certain flowers you […]
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All of us expect a return on the investment of energy we spend on plants as well as the money we used to buy them. We need to plan ahead,and to do this sensibly we need to know how long it will be before we get the expected return.
In the case of annual vegetables […]
We naturally get excited when we see the first squash fruit, the first corn cob, the first tomato on the vine, the first bean. In fact we get excited about anything that is “the first”. Usually, we eat it.
But there are good reasons not to–unless you live in a desperate situation. Subsistence […]
I spent the morning raking up damp leaves. They were manageable after a night of gentle rain and it was not hard work. In fact it was pleasurable when compared with dry dusty leaves that seem to evade gathering by a rake and when you try to put them in a bag. Damp leaves […]
When, in your enthusiasm to get a new season’s gardening started, you sow seeds or set out plants in the full knowledge of what they are and where they came from.
For a short time you’ll remember these important facts but most of us can’t tell, at the end of the season, which variety was the […]