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September 2016 garden diary

Top tip: this is a good time to use lawn weedkiller. All those dandelion parachutes that germinated during the summer will be developing their strength before Winter sets in – and will get established very quickly next Spring. 389 more words


Welcome cheer

Our Gaillardia are still blooming at this late stage of the growing season. It brings a most welcome and most needed cheer at a time when most things are done blooming. 21 more words


Home Grown

Tomatoes. The reason I garden.

This year I concentrated on heirlooms. Which didn’t do very well, but I did make it to the century mark. 100 pounds of tomatoes by last Tuesday. 471 more words


Common Ground Fair

Every year for the last forty years the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Assoc. (MOFGA) has held the Common Ground Country Fair.  It occurs on the third weekend after Labor Day in Unity, Maine. 885 more words

A Trip Around the Yard

The temperatures have FINALLY gone down a bit and we can breathe when we’re outside. Another 10 degrees down or so and I’ll be in heaven. 111 more words


Tin Pot Succulents

On the weekend my sister-in-law and I had a big cookup for Xmas and we also thought we’d pot up some succulents. We have been collecting jars and pots for the last few months and simply snapped off succulents and stuck them in the soil! 51 more words