Tag Archive: growing vegetables

Jan 14

Lotions, Scrubs, & Salves

Gardening Jones shares her homemade bath products. Better for your skin, better for your wallet.

We’ve gotten our hands on some lotions that are inspired by the wonderful scents from Bath and Body. Our bulk purchase allows us to pass the savings on to you. We’re offering 8 oz. green plastic pump bottles for just $5.00 each. Really. We currently have 3 scents to choose from: Compare on Amazon Homemade …

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Jun 05

The European Corn Borer

Gardening Jones shares what she has learned about the European Corn Borer.

If your potato plants look like this, you have a visitor. It seems each new year brings another pest to the garden. It’s more of an entomology class sometimes than one in botany. So when I found just 2 of the potatoes looking like this, I did some research. Apparently the larva of this particular …

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Apr 01

12 Varieties of Swiss Chard

Gardening Jones looks at 12 varieties of Swiss Chard.

When most gardeners think of Swiss Chard, also called Silverbeet among other common names, they think of 2 varieties: The everyday¬†Swiss Chard, white stems with green leaves, and the Bright or Neon Lights which boasts a variety of colors. There are more than that and I would bet, more to come. For now, here’s a …

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Feb 15

Sunday Shares 2/14/16

A Patio Tomato growing indoors in February.

This is very likely the coldest day we will have all winter, with temperatures dropping well below zero and a nasty windchill. Still the February sun is melting the small amount of snow that came with the cold, and spring is getting closer every day. This picture is of our first flower on the patio …

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Apr 21

Murphy’s Garden

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Call it Mother Nature, or call it Murphy’s Law, but the gardener is only a player on the growing stage. One thing we have learned is that no matter how long you wait for a seedling to sprout, as soon as you replant, the first one will come up. Followed very quickly by the more …

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Apr 10

4 Things to Know About Self-Pollination

Spring just may be here sooner than you think.

You don’t need to know how plants are pollinated to grow food, but having some information will help your grow better. The most confusion we see about pollination centers around the terms self-pollination and self-pollinated. Here’s the deal: 1. The term does not refer to a gardener moving pollen from a male flower to a …

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