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   Feb 01

The Months in My Garden – January

My Gardens are all tucked under a couple of feet of snow in January giving good insulation to my perennials and a promise of lots of moisture for the spring growth. My plans are all done up. I’ve tested some of my older seeds for the germination rate and put in my seed orders. I’ve […]

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   Jan 25

National Seed Swap Day

Seed swaps are events where gardeners meet to exchange seeds. Swapping can be arranged online or by mail,[1] especially when participants are spread out geographically. Swap meet events, where growers meet and exchange their excess seeds in person, are also growing in popularity. In part this is due to increased interest in organic gardening and […]

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   Jan 22

Get out your seeds and check the starting dates – It may be sooner then you think!

Southern areas your starting dates for some of your seeds may have already arrives! To determine the  date for starting your seeds indoors  check the seed packs for how many weeks to start before setting them out. Some will only be 3-4 weeks like cucumbers whereas peppers are 8 weeks. A great chart that will […]

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   Jan 18

Have you had some seeds around for some time – Check out this Life Expectancy Chart

If you’re not too sure about the viability of some of your seeds, Do a germination test on them. Go to http://gardening4foodsecurity.com/?p=241 to find out how. Approximate life expectancy of vegetable seeds stored under favorable conditions.(cool and dry) Vegetable Years Vegetable Years Asparagus 3 Kohlrabi 3 Bean 3 Leek 2 Beet 4 Lettuce 6 Broccoli […]

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   Jan 09

Seed Catalogs are arriving! Want more seed sources to fill that list? Read on

Seed catalogs are coming in! I love pursing through the different seed catalogs. Some,like Richters,  are so informative. Richter’s has any herb you can think of listed with information about their uses etc  right in their catalog! I’m a member of Seeds of Diversity which is dedicated to conserving the biodiversity and traditional knowledge of […]

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   Dec 22

The Joy of Celebrating Winter Solstice

Celebrating Winter Solstice – with the return of the Light! Passing on some of that Joy to You! Here in my Zone 2 area it is particularly delightful to know that the days will begin to get longer now. I first really notice that the light has returned when the color starts to come back […]

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   Dec 21

Starting my Garden Review with a short Video – Enjoy!

At the end of the year I like to review my garden. Here’s a brief glimpse of some of my gardens- Part 1 of my Review Scenes From My Garden with commentary I use many gardening styles- Lasagne Gardening, Wide Row Gardening,Micro Climate Gardening, Permaculture Gardening and Container Gardening. Watch for Parts 1,2,3,4 and 5 […]

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   Dec 18

A tip that could save you some heart ache!

You happily prepare your soil and plant all your seeds giving them lots of TLC but nothing is happening! Here is a tip that could save you that heart ache by letting you know if those seeds you  planted were  any good! Before you plant or put your purchase order in for new seeds do […]

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   Dec 15

Do you have a Gardener or would be Gardener on your list? Give a Gift that keeps on Giving!

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