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More baby plants

It occurred to me finally that I might have a lot of seedlings in the house (and a few on the back deck). So I counted them. 287. Two hundred and eighty-seven. I do not, mind you, own a greenhouse….

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Open Pollinated Corn – Part 4

How do I get started? Now that I may have convinced at least some of you that you want to try some open pollinated corn, how does one get started? First of all, you need space for planting. Corn takes…

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Minty fresh!!!

I decided to try and grow my favorite plant from seed this year: chocolate mint. The seeds looked like VERY tiny mustard seeds that came in a little plastic tube. They crushed VERY easily (ahem…yes I crushed one….whoops!) The seeds…

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Spreading my roots

Yes, the time has come to move on….into bigger pots, that is. My little baby seedlings have matured quite a bit. I had to transfer them to larger plant trays because they are just growing up so nicely! When I…

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Ba-a-a-aby plants

I love this time of year, both getting the garden ready outside when the weather cooperates, and spending hours inside getting seeds started, exclaiming in pleasant surprise when they actually germinate and grow, and just visiting with my baby plants….

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The Seeds are coming! The seeds are coming!

Ahhhh……the growing season is almost upon us! It is officially here for me as I just ordered some of the seeds that I will be growing in my garden this year! Yay! So here’s what will be arriving in a…

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Seed orders finally done!

Planning for the Derwood Demo Garden continues. Here are the stages I’ve gone through so far: 1. Brainstorming ideas. Here’s where I put down on paper that I’d like waves of single-color Swiss chard making a rainbow; beans meant to…

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