Tag Archives: Raised beds

Transition time

I knew the day would come when I pulled the last tomato out, but I still wasn’t ready. But, with nighttime temperatures hovering around 30 degrees, it was time. Down came the plastic to be reused for the winter chicken run … Continue reading

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Raised Bed Hoops DIY

A few years ago, we built our daughter a hoop house. She has made updates and put it to good use over the years for starting her heirloom vegetables early and enjoying her tomato crop later than the New England seasons … Continue reading

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Gardening anyone?

The calendar says there are sixty more days until the first day of spring. I think it may be a little longer for us New Englanders. It’s been snowing since mid morning. We have about 4″ right now, and it’s … Continue reading

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Fall chores

I keep reading how Fall is everyone’s favorite time of year. It is nice, the colors are beautiful especially here in the Northeast, but it is also a lot of work to put things to bed and get ready for … Continue reading

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September

It’s nine days into the month of September and already there are signs of fall including some trees starting to change color, leaves covering the ground under others, and night temperatures falling into the low 40’s. Where did the summer … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – 10/09/12

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Heirloom Tomatoes

We have tomatoes! And, if you could see us all, you’d see smiling faces. We love tomatoes. When the counters are covered with them, we’re ecstatic. This year, we built 23 new raised beds – some single and some double … Continue reading

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Plastic Row Cover – Gardening Review

Last year we built a hoop house and saw first hand how plants could thrive in that environment. The plants were protected from the harsh effects of the weather but received plenty of sun and heat to encourage growth. While … Continue reading

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Organic Seedlings at Three Weeks

Happy Easter weekend from our family to yours. How are your seedlings doing? We started our seeds as usual this year, but on the advice of Dr. Tomato of the Veggie Clinic, we attempted to keep more of the light directed … Continue reading

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