Monthly Archives: March 2011

Tending Tomato Seedlings

Some of you may have taken my advice and planted tomatoes indoors under grow lights and heat lamps.  A word of caution: do not let your heat lamps be too close to your seedlings, as they can burn them.  Today, … Continue reading

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Cultivate Faith in the Garden

One long-ago summer, when my now-grown daughters were only four and five years old, I gave them several packets of garden seeds.  They excitedly raked a spot in the flower beds in front of our tiny log cabin.  The girls … Continue reading

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Planting Indoors to Get a Jump Start

You may want to start some of your garden plants that need a longer growing season inside.   In some parts of the country, people have already started their tomatoes, peppers and onions inside.  I just started my peppers and tomatoes a … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Order Garden Seeds

My daughter wants to have a garden, but she doesn’t know where to start.  She asks, “What do I do first, and when do I do it?”  I am writing this blog for her, and for any of my other friends … Continue reading

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