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Tired of the “same ole, same ole”?

July 6, 2016
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I’m always looking to find new things to try to grow in the vegetable garden. One year it was peanuts, another year it was lima beans and this year it’s sweet potatoes. In March, I went online to research varieties that would do well in my northern location (right on the 6a / 5b line) […]

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Tomato time!

June 9, 2016
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Last week I was finally able to find the time to plant the tomatoes! I had started them from seed indoors under plant lights in early April. They were seeded in 6-packs and grew quickly…probably because the plant rack is only a few feet away from the toasty woodstove. After 5 weeks I bumped them […]

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What’s old is new again….

April 26, 2016
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Today was the perfect planting day! 60’s and sunny with just enough breeze to keep the pesky black flies away ๐Ÿ™‚ With so many gardening projects ahead of me, I was out of the door early and on a mission. First on my list was to plant the potatoes. We had a fairly good harvest […]

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Feed the soil, not the plants!

March 22, 2016
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By Sue Lavallee As the weather warms and my thoughts turn to starting up the vegetable gardens again, I know that the garden task that’s always on the top of my list needs to be done soon. Topdressing the garden beds with compost! This crucial step replaces the much-needed organic matter that is depleted every […]

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November in the Garden

November 23, 2015
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One last vegetable garden task remains. Thanksgiving is a just a few days away and while our late Fall weather has been relatively mild, we’ve still had some nights where the thermometer has dipped slightly below freezing. Which is completely survivable….if you’re a carrot ๐Ÿ™‚ I usually wait to harvest the bulk of the carrot […]

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October in the Garden

October 8, 2015
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Too much thyme on your hands? As the temperatures dip into the 40’s at night, my thoughts turn to wrapping up the vegetable garden before the frost hits. Beets need to be harvested and canned, and the carrots are sized up but I’ll leave them in the garden for now because a few frosts will […]

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September in the Garden

September 14, 2015
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There is something going on with my tomatoes this year. I’ve babied them right from the start making sure they had adequate organic compost and calcium (Quoddy Lobster Compost and pulverized eggshells) in their planting holes, fertilizing them on a regular basis (Lobster & Kelp fertilizer), and making sure they were given at least an […]

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August in the Garden

August 18, 2015
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August in the Garden At least a dozen times a week lately, the word “process” is spoken in our house. With this heat wave, the veggies are coming in fast & furious so that means processing what we can’t eat now so we that have organic produce for later in the year. Unfortunately, both methods […]

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The Opening Act

August 10, 2015
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Mid-July heralds in the most spectacular show of all pollinators, beautiful butterflies. It’s easy to attract them to your yard โ€“ just provide plants that offer nectar for the adults and foliage for their caterpillars to eat.

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