Category Archives: Zone 4 gardens

Gardening in short, cool growing regions

Focus on Garden Varieties for Zone 4: Spring 2012

Time to Order Seeds Well folks, it’s garden time again. I have a stack of garden catalogs beside my couch. When taking a break from work, I pore over this year’s offerings. Though your die-hard gardeners probably already have their … Continue reading

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In Praise for the Field Part 2: Garden Progress Report

This morning, while watering the garden before bathing for church, I didn’t want to leave. The air was cool, and smelled of damp earth. I walked around languidly examining the bright rows. I love this time of year. Everything is … Continue reading

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It’s not Too Late to Plant a Garden: the Month of June

Even if you haven’t planted a thing in your garden yet, it is not too late to plan for an abundant fall harvest, and some good summer eating.  Even in zone 4b, June is a great month to plant.   It’s … Continue reading

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Plant Snobbery

Let’s face it.  Some of us are snobs.  My brother says I’m a coffee snob, because I won’t drink coffee that is over one hour old.  He might have a point,  but he doesn’t have much room to talk, for … Continue reading

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