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Growing Seedlings Under Lights

In January, I wrote about replacing my old T-12 fluorescent lights with a new set of T-8 troffers.  So, just to update the light story from my basement and the impact this seemingly endless winter is having on my spring…

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Fluorescent Lights, Seeds, Transplants

What to do on a cold January day?  I think I’ll finish replacing my old T-12 fluorescent fixtures in my light box with some new T-8 troffers (commercial ceiling fixtures) that I purchased at a big box store last week.  In…

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Grow It, Harvest It, Store it, Eat It

Well, it’s the first day of the year of the cucurbit but I thought I would make one last post about versatile and nutritious root vegetables. Last week I posted about making venison stew with potatoes, turnips, parsnips, carrots and…

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The Grow It, Store It and Eventually Eat It Part

What a cold and rainy day.  Seems like a great day to make a pot of venison stew.  Good thing I have onions stored in my basement and that I dug some potatoes, carrots, parsnips and turnips yesterday when it…

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Compost, The Grow It Part

What a great lead in Nancy Taylor Robinson gave me with her sentence “And it all started with a lowly gift from the compost,”  In Nancy’s case, it was her cheese pumpkins.  In my case, it’s the black gold that…

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What’s for dinner?

My daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren are coming over for dinner tonight, so it’s time to run out to the fall garden and pick dinner.  If you don’t subscribe to the HGIC Newsletter, you missed the new video shot and edited October…

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The Pleasures of Fall Gardening/Eating

While I enjoy the entire garden year, certainly fall is my favorite season.  There are three reasons why it’s my favorite, first, less pest infestation (although I must confess that my stink and harlequin bug problem were pretty severe in…

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