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Vegetable Harvesting: How Long Do I Gotta Wait?

How Long Do I Gotta Wait? It doesn’t really matter which growing season it is, it seems to happen in both. We add our compost, till our soil, buy our seeds and veggies, plant them up and then…….wait. We water faithfully, check to make sure our veggies are getting adequate light, and then…..wait. We add a little fertilizer to get them going and some active soil microbes into the mix, …Read More

Try something new: Garden pieces for the light-hearted

Maybe it’s the two back-to-back days of 73 degree weather we recently had, or perhaps it’s the 80 degree forecast for the weekend, but something is making me feel dizzy with excitement. I’ve got the shivers and the shakes and I’m looking for my shovels and my rakes and I just may have spring fever already! When I look outside and see bright red blooms trying to burst forth from …Read More

Here’s the Dirt on Dirt!

(Here’s the Dirt on Dirt!) Remember being on a playground and seeing your last beloved gummy bear fall to the ground (the white one, the one you were saving for last)? You only hesitated for a split second before you reached down, picked it up, dusted it off, and made the proclamation, “God made dirt, so dirt don’t hurt!”, and popped that candy into your mouth. While it was probably …Read More

Gardening: Come Dig In The Dirt

“There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.”-Mirabel Osler (Big or small, gardens can be very rewarding.) The last few weeks have been all about encouraging you to prepare your garden for the upcoming season. We’ve given you tips and information on what you need to get started (Happy Gardener- You Can …Read More

Time to bury your bulbs!

(Spring-blooming, beautiful, purple-blue Hyacinth) I wonder if you have noticed a pattern in the past few Happy Gardener blogs. They have all had an underlying theme which has been about “planning ahead”. I hope it hasn’t gotten too redundant, but it is important sometimes to reiterate important and timely things, especially when it comes to gardening. The best way to have success in all gardening is to be prepared and …Read More

Wildflowers: Now is the time!

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…” ― Susan Polis Schutz You know the feeling and how it goes……there is just starting to get a little nip in the air, but the days are still warm and we just can’t bring ourselves to get up in the attic and pull down the winter coats yet. Or, even though we know it will help in the …Read More

Strawberry Fields Forever

“One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.” Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe This quote rings so true to me, because if there is one fruit that I can think of that children cannot seem to resist it is strawberries! How fun is it to pluck off a sweet, bright-red strawberry bursting with juices still warm from the sun? In the fall, when we think of fruit, we …Read More

Falling For Fall Veggies

September is right around the corner, and with it comes the hope of cooler weather and possible, yes possible, rains. Just the thought of September encourages us to start fresh with our vegetable gardens. We can finally pull up those straggly, and scorched spring veggie plants that we nursed through the hottest days of summer, refusing to give up on the last dribble of production. We can look forward to …Read More