Archive for the ‘Addiction’ Category

32 Seed Companies

I posted this picture in a Facebook gardening group I co-admin recently. The reason I did is that I am trying to not buy any seeds for this planting season; more as an exercise in self-restraint than anything else. And every time I look at my seed stash, I realize I don’t need to. I […]


January 24, 2016 · gj · No Comments
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The Never Ending Garden

Gardening doesn’t end just because the weather turns cold, it just changes. You needn’t suffer withdrawal, you only need to think outside the raised bed. 1. Grow food from scraps even indoors. Our take on it. 2. Set up a seed starting system, even a small one. Here’s a link to keeping it on the […]

December 17, 2015 · gj · One Comment
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7 Gift Ideas for Gardeners

Gardeners can be tough to shop for since they are often particular about their gardens, and to make it more difficult, you may not even know what they already have. Here are a few ideas for things we like that are a little less typical. If you are a gardener, share this post when you’re asked […]

December 4, 2015 · gj · No Comments
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The Birth of Gardening Jones

I often get asked how I came to be an avid, albeit addicted, gardener. To some extent it is in my blood. My Great Grandfather and Great Uncle were florists, and my Dad grew up helping in their greenhouses. My childhood was filled with the gorgeous ornamental gardens at our own house. My Dad grew […]

November 22, 2015 · gj · 3 Comments
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A Positive Attitude – You Can Grow That!

“It seems like gardeners are never happy,” my husband commented a number of years ago, “Either it’s too hot or it’s too cold, too much rain or not enough. I thought gardening was supposed to be fun.” Now I knew he wasn’t talking about gardeners in general, he only knows one. He meant me. And […]

October 4, 2015 · gj · 2 Comments
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What Veggie Gardening Can Teach Us

  Of course there are many lessons to be learned in a garden: That hard work can pay off. Not always, but often; and especially in the long run. Not to be envious. There will always be a better tomato or more corn somewhere. Appreciate what you have. Life is short. Just ask a radish. That […]

September 1, 2015 · gj · 2 Comments
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3 Reasons to Grow Yard Long Beans

This is our first time growing yard long beans, and it is so much fun that I’m almost tempted to use an exclamation point. (Writers rule: You only get 1 exclamation point to use in your lifetime. Choose wisely.) Of course, there is also a writers rule about using parenthesis, but I won’t go into […]

August 11, 2015 · gj · 3 Comments
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The Gardening Half Way Mark

Do you find yourself looking back at the gardening year-to-date when you get mid-way through? That’s about where we are here in our Zone 5/6 gardens, and while we anxiously wait for spaces to open for our Fall plants, we also make notes as to what we intend to change next year. We would love […]

July 28, 2015 · gj · One Comment
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Survey Says?

Would you please take a few minutes to fill out a short survey? It actually will benefit you. How? Your answers can help us make our posts more interesting and specific to what you want. This is completely anonymous; all we will see are all the answers, no names or anything else like that. Be […]

July 12, 2015 · gj · 2 Comments
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Confession #77 The Parsnips Monster

Okay, so what began as a simple experiment has gotten out of hand, I admit. The bed pictured was thinned dramatically in the spring, enough to even plant some kohlrabi in one area. But the parsnips just kept coming. Not only did they spring up in the bed, as you can see they grew outside […]

July 5, 2015 · gj · 3 Comments
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