Tag Archive: zone 6

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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Mar 13

Spider Mites

Gardening Jones shares her experience dealing with spider mites.

We don’t really have the light for growing houseplants in the Jones’ household, therefore they don’t thrive well here. Most of the windows are small and we’re surrounded by a lot of wooded area. I pretty much gave up trying to keep houseplants alive. But that’s okay, because all but one of our houseplants are …

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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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Mar 01

About Starting Seeds Indoors

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There are probably as many ways to start seeds indoors as there are gardeners. Mandolin suggested we share what we do, in case it might help someone else. It is pretty basic really. We have metal shelves that just fit over our kitchen propane fireplace. This provides a heat source at no additional cost to …

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Dec 21

11 Edibles to Grow in a Survivalist Garden

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You might look at your garden differently if your very existence depended on it. Of course you would consider balanced nutrition, but you also might look at storage ability and depending on where you live, even growing edibles in disguise. Here are a few foods to consider if you want to rely more on your …

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Dec 07

14 Faster Growing Edibles

You might call it fast food, these veggies are ready to eat sooner then their relatives. Whether your season is short or you just want to make the most if it, here are a few suggestions. Most of the information was found from Johnny’s Select Seeds and reprinted with their permission. They specialize in farm …

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