Tag Archives: Organic gardening

Can’t pick just one

I tried to pick one adjective to describe this Monday but couldn’t do it because it’s just plain over the top hot today for New Hampshire. It’s going to hit an actual 96°F with a real feel of 106°F. I’m … Continue reading

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Play Dirt

I hope my friend, Sue, doesn’t mind me borrowing her great-grandson’s favorite request of her to ‘play dirt.’ Trucks, pails, shovels, and laughter follow that request. 🙂 I can’t play dirt here in SC nor could I if I was … Continue reading

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Berries and more Berries

It’s July, hot, humid, and it’s raspberry season here in New England. We’ve grown raspberries since we moved here in 2006, and we are experiencing a bumper crop this year. We are picking two to three pints a day. We’ve … Continue reading

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Floral Monday

Tis the season of the Iris, and I love every minute of it. It doesn’t last long so I make sure I go out to check on them every day because I don’t want to miss one beautiful bloom. Are … Continue reading

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DIY Composter

Let’s talk trash for a minute. 🙂 Most of us who garden either make compost or buy it in bags or yards. Compost helps to improve soil structure, increases nutrient content, requires less water, and can assist in warding off plant disease. … Continue reading

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May gardening

I’ve been outdoors. Trees and bushes are sprouting leaves and flowers, and I can almost hear the perennials growing. There were numerous days when I worked in the rain drenched to the skin. Rain is really good for transplanting, and if … Continue reading

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My world

Last week I attended a MG plant propagation class at UNH. We covered the various ways to divide perennials, take cuttings, and how to overwinter plants. The most interesting take aways for me were a couple of simple ones. When you pot … Continue reading

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Miracle of seed starting

It never ceases to amaze me when I see the first green poke through the soil in a seed tray. I ordered my tomato plants from Stout Oak Farm, a local organic farm. They are grown in their heated greenhouses, and … Continue reading

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April arrived on the calendar. So did 20 degree temperatures and two snowstorms. I’m regretting taking those 25 bags of leaves off the perennial beds because they probably could have used the blanket of warmth this week. No photo of … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

I’m a sucker for barn doors of any type so when I attended the Blueberry Pruning workshop at Tuckaway Farm I had to take a shot of these doors. I love doors with character and history. They cause me to … Continue reading

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