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Hello, cool, cruel world

I began introducing my young tomato plants to the cool, cruel world late yesterday (May 19) afternoon. I planted the seeds in cups of sterile starting mix on April 25. Seedlings of the different varieties pushed through the soil about…

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Cotyledons and Cattle Panels

I promised to go outside for this next post, and so here we are in the demo garden… um, last summer, since the scarlet runner beans are not blooming yet, or even growing much. But we have something to look…

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Tomato Plants Need a Bigger Home

My tomato plants often grow out of control under shop lights because I start them too early, I’m not ready to plant, or the weather isn’t right. Some years I just deal with these gangly plants growing in too-small containers….

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Pop go … the tomatoes!

I dropped the tomato seeds into a store-bought sterile seed-starting mix in a variety of recycled yoghurt and cardboard cups: 6 Baxter’s Bush Cherry, 6 Big Beef, 6 Brandywine, 9 Celebrity, 9 Juliet, 8 Red Alert, 9 Sungold, 6 Yellow…

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Peanut Resurrection!

So I was about to toss the odd root-in-the-air peanut seedlings mentioned in my last post because nothing appeared to be happening to them but a gradual greening of the swollen seed, when I thought – let me see what’s…

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A peanut problem

So this year I decided we are going to grow peanuts in the demo garden. I have only grown them once before, and that time I started them directly in the ground, and I think we got a few that…

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It’s transfer time….again.

Ah, it’s good to be back! I haven’t posted for two weeks. My seedlings are growing very nicely. I had to transfer my okra and sugar snap peas into larger pots. They are growing by leaps and bounds. I placed…

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