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  • GreenGuy 24 Mar 2015
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    Tips for a Bountiful Harvest

    GreenGuy wrote: Snarfed from http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/7-secrets-high-yield-vegetable-garden?page=0,0 I am putting this article here so that I don’t lose it, and can refer to it as needed. Imagine harvesting nearly half a ton of tasty, beautiful, organically grown vege...
  • rainymountain 22 Mar 2015
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    The garden comes alive

    Photo-upload-426283?1427129372 After three days of steady rain, a break. The only beds completely covered by snow are Drive and Road, and even Road is free of snow under the Spruce. Bay and Porch are completely snow free and the other beds are at least 3/4 free. Out of the snow has burst a mass of crocus leaves and clumps of s...
    Partly Cloudy 11°C / 52°F
  • GreenGuy 22 Mar 2015
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    Sprout Update on Seeds sown 3/7

    Seeds sown in peat pellet case. Cell 1 marked with a toothpick. 1. Snapdragon, fragrant 2013 2. Passiflora foetida 2012 3. Godetia Lady In Blue 2007 4. Salpiglossis Kew Blue 2007 5. Laurentia 2007 6. Petunia vining, Kevalsha 2013 7. Agastache anisata 2008 8. Savory 2013 Sp...
    Indoors 26°C / 79°F
  • Carol 22 Mar 2015
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    Further sowing

    I'm finally getting organised and prepared my seed lists over the weekend. Sunday night I sorted a few seed packets ready for current planting and soaked three lots of seeds - Jicama, Hawaiian Sweet Corn and Kent Pumpkin - overnight for sowing Monday. I'm trying to organise my outdoor activit...
    Mostly Cloudy 32°C / 90°F
  • rainymountain 22 Mar 2015
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    Winter Garden etc

    Photo-upload-426290?1427129917 Indoors, the Calamondin Orange is covered with blossom scenting the room. The Gloxinia has 4 flowers and more buds opening. The flowers seem to overpower the rest of the plant. The last picture is off the Corkscrew Rush which has emerged from the snow looking very lively. The Path Garden is...
    Scattered Clouds 12°C / 54°F
  • redloon 25 Mar 2015
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    Update on last week's planting out of indoor seedlings: Basils, Verbena, Gaillardia

    Photo-upload-426474?1427334337 Last week on a work night I planted out a 40-cell tray of indoor-started seedlings that were starting to outgrow their cells. It was dark by the time the last seedling was planted, so I didn't get any photos then, but I snapped a bunch of photos during my lunch break today! Which means that it'...
    Overcast 19°C / 66°F
  • halhurst 26 Mar 2015
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    Lancaster County PA

    Photo-upload-426510?1427376175 Touring Amish country. I hoped to see some forgotten technology here, and I did find a few things that might apply. The photo is an antique tray for test-sprouting corn for seed. Each depression is large enough for 6 seeds from each ear to be tested. Remove kernels from one ear, top and bot...
    Clear 17°C / 63°F
  • bloombuddie 27 Mar 2015
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    Clean up almost finished

    I checked last year's journals and see on Mar 15 all the gardens were ready to go...slower this year but started 2 weeks later. Still have the edge of veggie garden to go... need to prune Smoke Bush and dig out tall grasses in that garden. Also need to finish raking leaves across the creek. L...
    Clear 14°C / 57°F
  • NewThumb15 22 Mar 2015
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    Empress of India

    I started Empress of India Nasturtium indoors on March 11, 2015. Planted 2 seeds, today have 2 seedlings about 6 inches high and one has leaned over. Used peat moss to start then transplanted 4 days ago to potting soil. I cant find any pictures of what this plant is supposed to look like if I'...
    Indoors 20°C / 68°F

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