Archive for the ‘Gardening People, Places & Things’ Category

Veggie Conversation Starters – You Can Grow That!

Whether it’s in your garden or at the table, they are so many different varieties of everyday veggies that you are bound to get them talking; if only to say “You can grow that?” Let’s look at cauliflower as an example. So many kids, and adults as well, shy away from this healthy veggie. But […]

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April 4, 2016 · gj · 2 Comments
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Toxic Waste

This guest post was printed with permission by the author Cheryl Pendleton Knepper, aka The Intrepid Gardener Years ago when we first moved to Arkansas, I really, really wanted to start a garden, but sadly the soil here is made of lots of clay (lots). That combined with no knowledge of growing in the extreme […]

January 3, 2016 · gj · No Comments
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El Nino and the Record Breaking Winter

Here in the northern part of the U. S. we have been experiencing some of the warmest winter weather in history. Today, as an example, the high temperature of 59F is 24 degrees warmer than the historical average of 35F. Not that I’m complaining mind you. Soon the days will be getting longer again. Add […]

December 12, 2015 · gj · 2 Comments
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Fall in the Northeast Garden

“Just like that,” he said, “and it’s Fall.” It was only a week ago we still had the AC on, and now our overnight temperatures are quickly approaching the 40’s. Fall can come fast in the Northeast. But that doesn’t stop the gardening of course. Today we are moving a planter tomato and an eggplant into […]

September 12, 2015 · gj · One Comment
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The Forest for the Trees

The expression “doesn’t see the forest for the trees” refers to a person who is so caught up in details that they are missing the overall picture. As gardeners, we sometimes do the opposite. There is so much detail happening in the garden, and too often we miss it. So today I’m going to share […]

September 6, 2015 · gj · No Comments
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Product Review Update: The Veggie Mold

Last winter we took a look at a product called Veggie Mold. It was too early to try it out then, but now that we have we are quite impressed. We placed the mold over a pretty small cucumber. I remember actually wondering if we should have used the smaller mold, the cuke looked so […]

July 31, 2015 · gj · No Comments
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6 Ways to Deal with High Egg Prices

If you listen or read the news at all, you have most likely come across at least one story about rising egg prices. It is, of course, the end result of the avian flu. The spread of this disease means many chickens kept for farmed egg laying are being slaughtered. Some grocery stores are even […]

June 13, 2015 · gj · 3 Comments
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Micro Family Gardens to Make Your Summer Extra Sweet

Guest post by Kaitlin Krull Creating a family garden is a time consuming but rewarding project. Many people think that gardening has to take up lots of space as well as time, but if you plan well and get creative you can create a flourishing micro garden using very little space. Some families even choose […]

May 30, 2015 · gj · No Comments
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Seniors Mentoring Soldiers

Originally I was going to run a contest as a way of announcing the grand opening of our new online store. But something much more important came up. On this Memorial Day, let us not only remember the fallen veterans, let us also give back to those who have returned. Specifically to a group of […]

May 25, 2015 · gj · 3 Comments
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Decorating Your Garden

Whether you are growing flowers or food, or likely both, it is fun to add some decoration to your garden area. That is why I jumped at the chance to have a blog post sponsored by LTD. Commodities. They let me choose a few things to keep and/or give away, plus a gift certificate as […]

May 16, 2015 · gj · 32 Comments
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