Gardening

The Arrival of the Perennials

The shipment I have been waiting for since December finally arrived today!  This is what  will become my very first perennial garden.  I have ended up with a total of 10 plants to trial this year and see what works well and what doesn’t.  What tastes good and what doesn’t. …

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Planting the Lasagna Garden

Just as the rain was starting today, I finished most of my planting.  Perfect timing for me to not need to go out and water everyday!  I am not good at remembering to water new seeds.  This is a big part of the reason I chose to try the lasagna …

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No Dig Potatoes

I have been growing potatoes for a few years now.  Digging trenches every year is rather tiring so I had taken an interest in the “no dig” potato method.  All you had to do was to lay cardboard down on your beds and lay the seed potatoes out on top …

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Spring Seedlings

It looks like the critters didn’t do as much damage as I thought they had done. The seedlings are all coming up! Share This:

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Critters in the Hoop House

So this is what I found out in my hoop house when I went out to water my plants today.  Holes all over the place with the dirt piled up onto what would have been my seedlings.  Not too sure if they have any chance of still growing.  I tried to …

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Putting Together a Hoop House

I decided that this year I finally needed to build a hoop house.  I live in New England and so I have a short growing season and need to extend it a little bit.  I don’t want to go too crazy this year, but if I could get my cool …

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Tomatoes and Peppers in a Mini Greenhouse

I know that it is probably earlier than necessary to start planting, but I have always had good luck starting my tomatoes and peppers this early.  We have had a mild enough winter here that I may be able to plant the tomatoes outside earlier than I would normally.  Not …

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Choosing Seeds

This is a very exciting time of year for me. All of the seed catalogues are coming in the mail. I could sit for hours looking through them all, trying to decide what is best for my garden. So much fun! When I am choosing seeds for my garden, there …

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My Perennial Vegetables

Now that I have explained why you might want perennial vegetables, many of you are wondering, “What vegetables come back every year other than asparagus?” Some people are aware of artichokes, sunchokes and rhubarb. But that is the extent of most peoples, including my own, knowledge of perennial vegetables. So …

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Perennial Vegetables

If you are going to start a permaculture garden you need to have something more permanent than annual vegetables. Permaculture is not planting vegetables every single year. It is setting up a bed one year and harvesting every year. This means that you need perennial vegetables. Vegetables that come back …