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Almost time to sow seeds for fall, cool season vegetables

I know it’s hard to believe since the summer solstice is still 11 days away and if like me, you are still harvesting spring broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale and kohlrabi, but it’s time to start planning for the fall garden.  Fall, cool…

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Successes and disappointment with cool season crops

So, today I decided to remove my row cover and do some weeding around my intensively planted cool season crops.  Well, there were lots of seedlings of dead nettle and chick weed to be removed, lots of successes and some…

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Starting cucurbits under lights

Despite the cold winter we had this year and the cool, wet spring we have had so far, I’m still looking forward to a return to more seasonal temperatures by my warm season plant out date of May 17.  This…

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Seed starting for spring, summer and fall season vegetables

While giving my seed starting presentation last week, I received a lot of questions about how to determine the date to start seeds in order to get vegetable transplants for the spring, summer or fall garden.  The answer to this…

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Low tunnels

So, I thought I would bring you up to date on my low tunnel experiment.  I didn’t get a chance to put a low tunnel to work in my garden, but did get one installed in Mary’s raised bed on…

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Yukon Golds stored in the ground for the winter

So today was grandparent duty day and I picked up my newly minted 5 year old grandson Tyler from preschool at 1 pm.  It was still such a nice day, I thought he and I could dig up a few…

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Hardening Off Vegetable Transplants, Season Extension

Well, I guess I knew that winter wasn’t entirely over, but will it change my plans to put in some early season broccoli, cauliflower and lettuce, not likely.  Monday, I set up one of my cold frames and loaded it…

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