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  • macchick 20 Mar 2015
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    2015 Garden Season

    Photo-upload-426012?1426949355 Spent the last week or so cleaning and prepping the greenhouse. Seeds bought, potting mix bought, seed trays and pots cleaned and the greenhouse organized and ready to go. I am about 2 weeks later than I wanted to start but got the tomatoes, peppers, petunias and impatiens started along with s...
    Mostly Cloudy -1°C / 30°F
  • 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...
  • GeorgeSr 21 Mar 2015
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    Oregon Spring Tomatoes are setting fruit

    Photo-upload-426228?1427089544 It's been a long time a coming, but we finally have tiny little tomatoes on several of the Oregon Spring tomato plants. We could credit the Epson salts, but I think the tomatoes were there before we sprayed them.
    Overcast 0°C / 32°F
  • 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 24 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

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