Category Archives: The Garden

Seasonal garden advice

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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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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