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May Day and Nature’s Redemption

On this May 1st in northern Idaho, spring has just arrived.  The deciduous shrubs and trees are barely flushed with leaf buds, and the sun is putting in its first appearances, even though the wind is chilled by snow on the … Continue reading

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Till the Soil and Start Planting

The time has come to discuss planting directly in the garden.  Now bear in mind that my planting dates are later than those in many other parts of the country.  That is because I live in a short season growing area … Continue reading

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Transplanting Seedlings

Do You Need to Transplant Your Seedlings? How do you know if you need to give your plantlets a little more room?  The first clue is if they start to slow down in their growth.  I probably should have transplanted … Continue reading

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Ode to the Oldtimers

Sometimes it is good to rediscover old knowledge that has been forgotten.  There is no better way of doing this than striking up a friendship with an older person.  My own friendships and acquaintances with older people, whether through reading, … Continue reading

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