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Don’t have time for extensive canning projects but need to preserve those tomatoes? Read about how we are making quick work of our spaghetti sauce.Continue reading
Blossom drop is a condition where the blossoms of the tomato plant drop before they can produce fruit. This condition isn’t restricted just to tomatoes, it can also be found in cucumbers and squash. Read more to find out about the causes and how it can be controlled.Continue reading
Now that it is officially summer, we move into the warm season which brings on pests, weeds, and for some of us, triple digit temps making garden work most unpleasant.
If you can manage to power through however, here in our zone 6b(ish) garden there are a few crops that can be planted later on in the season rewarding you with a late summer/early fall harvest.
Share …a post with the new gardener in mind. When I first started growing tomatoes, I thought a tomato was simply a red fruited vine that one planted in the summer. It wasn’t until I gained momentum and little bit … Continue reading
Share I drive by this tiny farm every time I go to town. And every time I drive by, garden envy wells up in my throat. I know the farmer is a market gardener considering the size and the presence … Continue reading
Share While the official first day of summer is still some weeks away, Tax Day is the start of the warm weather growing season in our zone. In spite of a lingering winter and the warm weather taking it’s time … Continue reading
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Share I’ve mentioned it before but it is worth saying again ~ I have a seed fetish. Some women like shopping for shoes, hand bags, the like. I shop for seeds. I have been guilty of buying seeds that I … Continue reading
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ShareThis is Part 4 in a series on Fall Gardening. Part 1 can be read here; Part 2 can be read here; and Part 3 can be read here. While shopping for your fall garden seeds you’ll notice that seeds … Continue reading
ShareThis is Part III in a series on fall gardening. Part I can be read here and Part II can be read here. In planning your fall garden you will find that most crops are divided into two categories: tender … Continue reading
Share If you are looking to use up some of your summer tomatoes here is a great recipe that utilizes sun dried tomatoes in a relish. My garden is too small yet to grow extra tomatoes for drying but it … Continue reading
ShareThis post is Part II in a series on Fall Gardening. Part I can be read here. I am a seed junkie and shop for seeds the way some women shop for shoes. I spend a good bit of my … Continue reading