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5 Tips for Thinning Your Baby Lettuce

Exciting times in my small city garden!

Enjoying the fruits of my labor with the first salad from my vegetable garden is always a special treat. 441 more words

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The Annual "Wildcard"

So, every year I have a garden and every year I like to try to grow something new! A plant that I have no experience growing, and have never grown before…that’s what I call the “wildcard”. 62 more words

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Out with the Old, In with the New....sometimes!

Our record heat here in Indiana is generating a quicker-than-normal turn-around in the potager.  A premise of the potager is the replacement of one crop as soon as it is harvested with a succession crop, thus keeping all parts of the potager productive at all times.  658 more words

Wayward Tomatoes


So I have a lot of little tomato seedlings this year. So many, that I had to start tossing them away! 🙁 I planted tomato seeds in the garden and they are coming up beautifully. 131 more words

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Vegetable gardens

I’ve been growing vegetables in my garden for over 10 years now, and every year I learn something new! I keep detailed records of what veggies I grew last year and work on my plans each spring to decide what to plant in the current year. 73 more words

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Growing herbs from seed

This year, I am growing many herbs from seed and basil is one of them!  This picture is about 2 weeks after adding the seeds to the soil. 79 more words

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First fruits of the season!

The kids loved these tasty treats, straight from the garden! The garden strawberries are super sweet, much more flavorful than what is sold in the grocery store. 66 more words

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