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Building a Seed Growing Light Stand

Building a Seed Growing Light Stand

You can construct a seed growing light stand or modify an inexpensive shelving unit. You will need to…

Planning My Garden Layout

There are several places in my garden that need a change. The tomatoes have been in the same area for a long time and that might account for their less…

Plastic Water Bottle Greenhouse for Winter Lettuce

I have been reading books on extending the growing season and now seems to be the perfect time to try an experiment with winter lettuce. The plastic container should act…

Bringing Lantana Indoors, Raspberry Royale, Red Malabar

To bring my Lantana indoors for the winter, I repotted it after checking for any creatures that might be lurking in the leaves and put it under the lights in…

On Harvesting Pumpkins, Squash and Gourds

If you are picking squash, remember to let them cure for about a week. To…

Pimentos, Beans and Red Pepper Jelly Recipe

This week’s tour around the garden features Scarlett Runner beans, Pimentos and ends with…

Rosehip Jelly Recipe and Uses

Here’s an easy to make Rosehip Jelly recipe. It is a tart, sweet jelly.…

Red Malabar Spinach and Alyssum

To eat my Red Malabar spinach, I pull the leaves off the vine at…

How to Garden with Arthritis

By Shannon Coughlin, Master Gardener in Training I love gardening. My gardens are my…

How to Collect Tomato Seeds

First of all, you want to collect seeds from heritage or open-pollinated tomatoes. If…

Cutting lettuce with scissors

I find the best way to harvest lettuce is to cut it as needed. The lettuce will continue to grow…

Tomatoes and Companion Plants

The marigolds, calendula and alyssum that were planted as tomato companion plants are doing well. As the blooms of the…

Wild Parsnip Rash and Around the Vegetable Garden

Sadly, I keep finding wild parsnip in and around the area and it is requiring a lot of my attention.…

Veggie Bites – Chive Vinegar

For chive vinegar I pick the purple flowers off my chives and soak them in good white wine vinegar. After…

Veggie Bites – Cool Crop Planter and Gypsy Moths

If you would like to try a cool crop planter, you can plant one now. Find a large pot and…

Veggie Bites – Peonies

I added compost to my peonies last year and overwintered them with maple leaves. They are much better this year.…

Veggie Bites – Rose Petal Jelly

The rose I went for is the one I know as Frontenac. I brought a four-cup measuring cup with me…

Veggie Bites – Hybridized Tomato and Rhubarb

They discovered that when Joan’s father saved the seed it started reverting and became its own type of tomato. If…

Veggie Bites – Partial Shade Planter

My partial shade planter is starting to grow. It is not too late for you to plant a few seeds…

Veggie Bites – Experiment with Pea Seeds

… I noticed that the experiment I had done with my pea seeds has been successful. As I continue to…

Veggie Bites – Head Start with Your Vegetable Garden

If you want to get a head start on some of your more tender vegetables in your garden them, now…

Veggie Bites – Planting Vegetables

It is not too early to be planting some vegetables such as peas, chard, kale, beets, and lettuce. These cool…

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