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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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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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