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Chemicals Used in the Garden

Posted on October 19, 2013 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

by Carl


People need to be careful what words they use, because words convey ideas, and ideas are powerful things. For instance, I understand that when people say things like "don't use chemicals in your vegetable garden", what they really mean is "avoid using harsh manufactured chemicals, as they can have undesirable side effects and cause problems down the line". But if I were to take the first statement at face value, it would be downrig...

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7 Excellent, Free Online Gardening Resources

Posted on September 15, 2013 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

by Carl


For some strange reason, I've always been intrigued by the number 7. Perhaps it's because it's such a nice prime number, or because of the mystical qualities associated with the 7th son of a 7th son, or the promise of rest on that 7th day. Whatever it is, I've always liked 7.

 

Anyway, with that little aside, uh, aside, I spent some time recently looking at the startling array of gardening resources available onlin...

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Garden To Do List For September

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

by Rachel


September is the quintessential transition month: summer vacation to back-to-school, eating salads to eating stews and soups, running around barefoot and sleevless to dawning long sleeved jackets in the evenings.  Mornings bring dew on the windshield and lawn. Windy afternoons and chilly evenings can only mean one thing, that summer is slowly coming to a close.   September 22nd brings with it the Autumnal Equinox, ...

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Garden To Do List For August

Posted on August 13, 2013 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

by Rachel


August is kind of a strange month for me. At the risk of sounding like my mom, it seems to be arriving earlier and earlier. Kids are heading back to school this week, and football is already running its preseason games. The evenings are cooling down, though the days remain warm and dry. For the most part, August in the garden is a month of anticipation; there is not much to be done besides the occasional harvest clipping and...

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Means Something Different To A Gardener

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

by Carl


Ok, let's face it: we gardeners are a bit of a strange lot. I may be over simplifying things, but it seems to me that, generally speaking, we tend to be inquisitive by nature, kind of like to keep to ourselves for the most part as we do our own thing, and we often pay no never-mind to the non-gardeners in our midst. One indication of this last point is what I refer to as "garden speak": the ability to take perfectly reasonable, wel...

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