Category Archives: Zone 4 gardens

Gardening in short, cool growing regions

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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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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