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Aphid attack!

It’s been a tough seedling-growing year for me so far.  Not so much that I couldn’t get the seeds started (though I’ve had pepper germination issues, and for those keeping score, coir fiber pellets lost out to Jiffy peat pellets…

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Seed starting medium comparisons, 2013 style

I’ve previously had disappointing results using coir fiber as a seed-starting medium, but since I do want to minimize use of peat and give alternative materials a fair shake, I’m trying again.  Lots of companies out there are working with coir,…

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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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Carroll County Grow It Eat It learning programs begin January 14th at 6:30 PM

See our classes listed on the Grow It Eat It website here!

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Fall veggies: Did I wait too long?

Better late than never?  Did I wait too long to plant my fall veggies?  I’ll confess that I’ve just transplanted my fall lettuce and rutabaga seedlings, and my fall chard has sprouted but the seedlings are barely large enough to…

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What is your garden teaching you?

A good time to observe–whendew still glistens “Grow It, Eat It” is a fantastic plan, but I’d add a step between the two: “Observe It.” I try to check what’s happening in our gardens at least once a week, usually…

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Tomato Patch: Exposing seedlings to reality

Sungolds & Juliets growing fast now This was “toughening up week” at the Tomato Patch.  Late Sunday afternoon I moved my three-week old tomato plants from their warm growing racks under fluorescent lights in our utility room to semi-protected containers…

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