Category Archives: Vegetables

Fight the Blight

Everyone knows that I love tomatoes, but not everyone knows that for a long time I have been dealing with soil borne diseases on my tomato plants. Despite various preventative measures I’ve tried, this year is no different. Early blight … Continue reading

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Hibiscus Hiatus

We’re already into late spring, but I’m taking a short hiatus from intensive gardening to share a couple hibiscus recipes and my mid-spring What’s in Bloom photos. First, the hibiscus–and other edible flowers! What’s in Bloom in the Gardener Wife’s … Continue reading

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Containing My Excitement

I love to go to classes–gardening classes, cooking classes, Bible classes, craft classes, art classes–really, just about any classes! (That’s how I’ve wound up with two masters degrees and credit from at least nine different colleges, plus certification as a … Continue reading

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Sailing through the Sales 2017

‘Tis the Season–for Plant Sales April showers bring May plant sales! We gardeners are itching to plant annuals and to add new and wonderful perennials to our gardens. And don’t the garden centers know it–and the garden clubs and anyone else … Continue reading

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More Cool Stuff

I got more spring planting done this week! I planted the broccoli bed and the container potatoes. I also did a little more tending of the ornamentals. Planting the Broccoli Bed Buying Plants As you can see from the photo … Continue reading

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Cool Stuff Is Out There!

I’m so excited I have to shout it out: OUTSIDE PLANTING HAS BEGUN! Here are the things I did in the garden last Saturday, April 1, 2017–no fooling! A Little TLC – Tender Lawn Care First things first–the daffodils had … Continue reading

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A Warm Winter’s Tale

We have had an unusually warm winter this year, including several days of highs in the 50s. But winter is not over! I went back to wearing my winter coat this weekend, and we are expecting snow tonight and tomorrow. … Continue reading

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