Tag Archives: Organic gardening

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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