Seeds Ahoy!

Much to my delight the seed catalogs have started comingĀ  in hot and heavy. Fedco Seeds, Seed Savers Exchange, Baker Creek and High Mowing Organics have already arrived and I’m like a kid in a candy store. The bonus to these catalogs coming before the holidays is that my memory of both this past year’s […]

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Holiday Helpers, 2019 Edition

I don’t know about your holiday extravaganzas, but for us celebrations are going to start hot and heavy in a few weeks with Thanksgiving and roll straight on into the New Year. We are lucky enough to be able to host most of the celebrations- which, yes, is a decent amount of work, but it […]

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Purging the Plastics: Trays

Last week, I sorted out a whole bunch of options for starting seeds that don’t involve plastic. But those soil cubes and compostable pots have to sit somewhere and, for most of us, that is a flimsy plastic tray built only to keep the water in and not much more. They certainly aren’t built to […]

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Who do you trust?

One of the things I found most frustrating when I started gardening is that there was SO MUCH conflicting information out there regarding plants, amendments, methods… everything. I’m a scientist by trade, so I’m used to less folk-lore, less “My Pappy did it this way and it works! I swear!”, less bizarre DIY methods (I’m […]

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