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The Bewitchment of New Life

With a nighttime temperature of nearly zero, I found only a small circle of open water in the bird bath this morning. And when I went to the studio to examine my seed trays, I was delighted to find that the kale seeds I had sown just two days ago had already germinated. 265 more words

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Sabzi shopping the organic way

When one talks about healthy eating, the first word that comes to mind is ‘organic’, a trend that is increasingly becoming popular among Pakistanis.

Organic food is defined as fruit and vegetables not grown from genetically-modified seeds and is free from pesticides and harmful chemicals. 1,249 more words

Gardening Talks

The Portable Cold Frame: A Love Letter to SK

Dear SK: First of all: I love you! Secondly, I wanted you to see the work I did today on the portable cold frame, but I didn’t want to trouble you with having to go all the way back there for such an inconsequential matter. 172 more words

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Observing First Occurrences: Phenology

One way to enhance and heighten one’s observational depth and acuity in the yard and garden is to record ‘first occurrences,’ or ‘first appearances’ of periodic plant and animal lifecycle events related to climate and seasonal changes. 520 more words

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Garden Update: Summer 2018

The first thing I did in our yard when we moved into our new home was to set up raised garden beds. Despite having half an acre of land at our disposal, the soil isn’t all that great and raised beds seemed like the perfect, easy way to satiate my love for growing and making things from scratch. 228 more words


World Seed Heritage: 2018

For the 2018 vegetable garden, we have selected seeds from as many different countries, geographic areas, and cultures as possible. I have marked these in red on the map above. 65 more words

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First Seeds Planted Today: Sierra Batavian Crisphead Lettuce

I’ve been growing Sierra Batavian Crisphead lettuce since 2011. Needless to say, I’m favorably impressed. It is very crisp, tastes good, and withstands heat, drought, and extreme cold: a perfect lettuce for Colorado. 351 more words

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