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Onions and Leeks

    Well, my onion order finally arrived last week and while I’m getting a late start on planting my onions, I’m sure I’ll have a good crop.  I ordered three different long day varieties, red zeppelin, yellow sweet Spanish and copra. …

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Planting cool season transplants

    The somewhat unseasonable cool weather we have been having (29 degrees in Clarksville Thursday night) has made me postpone planting my spring broccoli and cauliflower.  While these plants will withstand cool weather, very cool weather causes them to form…

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Growing transplants under fluorescent lights

Well folks, its that time of year when a lot of gardeners thoughts turn to spring, regardless of the dusting of snow on the ground this morning or Paxutany Phil’s winter prediction tomorrow.  In six weeks, it will be time…

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Carrots, a great way to extend the gardening season

Extending the season for harvesting fresh vegetables from your garden is a great way to provide fresh produce for the table.  Erica recently wrote about harvesting fresh leeks and I’ve recently written about extending the season for broccoli and kale…

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Season Extension

I like to try to maximize the amount of time my garden is in production.  I do this by using two methods.  The first is to plant cold tolerant crops like kale, broccoli, spinach and other hardy vegetables.  The second…

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Beets, A Great Twofer Vegetable

What a great way to transition from the year of the leafy greens to the year of the root vegetable but to start the year off with a twofer vegetable like beets.  When growing beets, you get tasty greens which…

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What’s for lunch?

    Well, it’s the middle of August and summer vacation is almost over.  It’s getting to be the time of year when gardeners who plant cool weather crops for the fall are transplanting their broccoli, cauliflower and collard transplants.  It’s also…

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