Plastic Water Bottle Greenhouse for Winter Lettuce
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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 like a tiny greenhouse and my lettuce should grow even when it snows. Greetings fellow gardeners,   It is cool this morning and the air…

Bringing Lantana Indoors, Raspberry Royale, Red Malabar
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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 my plant compound. You can do this as well with begonias, coleus and impatiens but be vigorous in checking for pests. As I enjoy cooking…

Experimenting with Vegetable Gardening
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Experimenting with Vegetable Gardening

The marigolds, calendula and alyssum that were planted as tomato companion plants are doing well. As the blooms of the alyssum started to fade, I cut them back and now the new growth is looking good. My marigolds, which attract many beneficial insects, appear to be attracting earwigs as well. Greetings fellow gardeners,  Summer continues…

Veggie Bites – Experiment with Pea Seeds
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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 watch every gardening show I can find, one of the segments recommended an interesting way to start peas. Starting them before planting them out does prevent those blasted chipmunks from eating the seeds. Greetings fellow…

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