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April Showers and May Vegetables

May 2018 Update

One of my favorite seasons has arrived, and with it the first life of the season. This spring has been particularly difficult. In fact, the way we went from freezing cold temperatures to summer like weather deceivingly makes me feel like we missed it! It is always incredible to watch as spring rain coats plants and in essence begins to paint the landscape green. You…

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Strength Training for Your Plants

How to Harden Transplants

If you have a sun room, green house, or a really large south facing window area – I am jealous. Jealous because starting seeds in real sunlight is so much easier than starting them under artificial sunlight. By easier, I mean the transition from indoors to out in the garden. Plants that are started and grown for the first weeks of their life indoors are…

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How To Prune Tomato and Pepper Transplants For Maximum Harvest

When you have shorter hair like I do, you tend to need your haircut quite frequently. For me, it seems that whenever I get mine cut, my hair comes back stronger and quicker than ever. This is not scientifically proven, but it’s a comment my stylist and I make almost every time I’m there. Let’s hope as I get older, this continues to be true!…

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Toilet Roll Transplant Experiment – Part One

Toilet paper rolls. Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. Or in my case, feel bad constantly throwing them out. In an effort to go one step above throwing these things in the recycling, we have decided to save them and use them as seed starting containers for some of our transplants. We have seen this done before and talked about, but have never…

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May 7, 2017

Transplant Growth

It’s the beginning of May and yesterday while I was in the basement watering the tomatoes and peppers, I noticed how ready they are to be planted outside and thought I would give you a glimpse of what they look like. A little back story first. Towards the end of January I decided to start my tomatoes, peppers, tomatillos, and ground cherries from seed in…

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