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What to do with Leggy Tomato Seedlings

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What to do with Leggy Tomato Seedlings

It seems to happen every year; my tomato seedlings bolt for the sky. Of course, this means I end up with tall, leggy seedlings. Leggy seedlings are less likely to grow into strong, producing plants.

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Coffee Cup Herb Garden

Filed in gardening, Grow Your Own Food by on February 11, 2020 0 Comments
Coffee Cup Herb Garden

Tame your overflowing coffee cup collection by turning it into an indoor herb garden.
Brighten up gray winter days by planting an indoor herb garden now.
Repurpose old, chipped or oversized mugs – turn them into a quick and easy indoor garden.

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Best Gifts for Gardeners and Plant Lovers

Filed in gardening, Grow Your Own Food by on December 9, 2019 0 Comments
Best Gifts for Gardeners and Plant Lovers

Find the perfect gift for the plant lovers on your list, without busting your budget.
Get your favorite gardener a magazine subscription or a new planner.
Growing kits and live plants are great gifts for gardeners, houseplant enthusiasts, and kids too!

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Pumpkin Garden Fails

Filed in gardening, Grow Your Own Food by on September 17, 2015 0 Comments
Pumpkin Garden Fails

Poor Cinderella. She wouldn’t get to the Ball in a coach made from this pumpkin! Now that the 100 degree days have gone, the pumpkins finally decided to start growing. Just in time for the plants to die. Sigh. I have had a garden for many years, yet I still have annual challenges. This Cinderella […]

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Purple English Pea Plants

Filed in gardening, Grow Your Own Food by on May 19, 2015 0 Comments
Purple English Pea Plants

My grand-daughter requested purple podded peas this year. Not sure how the peas will be, but the blossoms are beautiful!

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6 Lessons From the Garden – 2104 Edition

Filed in gardening, Grow Your Own Food by on November 17, 2014 0 Comments
6 Lessons From the Garden – 2104 Edition

Do you sometimes feel like your garden is toying with you? Me too. Here’s what I learned this year. 1. Sick plants make for a sick garden; or – don’t buy sick plants from the grocery store. Last spring I felt quite lucky to stumble upon some cheap cheap cheap tomato seedlings at the grocery […]

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Late Garden Harvest

Filed in gardening, Grow Your Own Food by on November 6, 2014 0 Comments
Late Garden Harvest

I am finally admitting that summer is over and have cleaned out the garden. This late season harvest yielded butternut and fairy squashes, tiny cherry tomatoes, purple carrots, and over-ripe cucumbers that will be turned into a family favorite pickle. What goodies did your late season garden provide?  

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Giant Zucchini

Filed in gardening, Grow Your Own Food by on August 20, 2014 0 Comments
Giant Zucchini

Sometimes zucchini grows scary-big! This zucchini got “lost” in the zucchini patch. It was so large when I found it, that I almost expected a scene from Little Shop of Horrors! It’s been too hot for most of the heirloom tomatoes this year, but the zucchini doesn’t seem to be suffering.

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Heirloom Brandywine Tomatoes

Filed in gardening, Grow Your Own Food by on August 6, 2014 0 Comments
Heirloom Brandywine Tomatoes

The heirlooms are finally here. Every year I plant several different heirloom tomato plants. This year they went in the ground early, grew lush and green, set lots of tomatoes, and then everything stopped. I don’t have hardly any ripe tomatoes and now many of the plants are looking quite ill. I guess tomatoes aren’t […]

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Cucumber Plants

Filed in gardening, Grow Your Own Food by on August 6, 2014 0 Comments
Cucumber Plants

Cucumbers are taking over the garden! This year I planted several different kinds of cucumbers. In fact, I just used leftover seed from last year and the year before, not really sure if they would germinate and grow. No fear – they are growing like wildfire. Good thing I love picking and eating fresh cukes!

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