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Can spring be far off? I’m thinking of gardening already!
While the calendar says it’s still mid winter, my thoughts keep jumping ahead to the 21st of March which is, as we all know, the first day of spring! So saying, I’m on the lookout for onion sets that usually … Continue reading
Janpanese beetles and beans!
Even though it’s still mid-winter, I’m making my plans for a successful spring and summer garden. I’ll need to plant and work smart because just under the surface of the grass outside there are thousands of problems biding their time. … Continue reading
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Moringa seed planting – Day 1
[Posted in DanO’s Garden] – My Moringa tree or ‘Drumstick’ seeds arrived from India yesterday, December the 16th. I was amazed that while the seeds were inside a regular seed packet, they were also enclosed in a tiny white box … Continue reading
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Moringa tree is very pretty, but…
did you know that gram for gram, Moringa leaves contain: 7 times the vitamin C in oranges 4 times the calcium in milk 4 times the vitamin A in carrots 2 times the protein in milk 3 times the potassium … Continue reading
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Thyme to Garden Now – A garden blog in Zone 5!
I recently received a note from two gardening bloggers named Minji and Keith. They maintain a great blog called ‘Thyme to Garden Now’. Apparently these folks originated in California and have relocated to Indianapolis, IN. They are now in their … Continue reading
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Making Your Salad Dollar Stretch!
A recent visit to the local grocery store in my town of Forsyth, Missouri convinced me more than ever that many of us should consider planting a small garden. Lettuce was well over a dollar a head, celery was pushing … Continue reading
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So, what’s happening in the garden?
After a cold night down here in southwestern Missouri, where the temperatures dipped down into the thirties overnight, I have to say that the following day was a gem. That seems to be the modis operandi in spring. A really … Continue reading
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Great Northern Beans as Transplants
According to everything I’ve ever read, beans are supposed to be difficult to transplant. However, that has not been the case here in my raised beds located in southwestern Missouri. I’m also pushing the season for these guys, a bit, … Continue reading
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The Advantages of Growing Beans to Eat!
For some time now, I’ve made beans (both the green variety and dried) a part of my regular diet. I’ve grown Kentucky Pole Beans every year for the past twenty years in my home garden. They’re and easy plant and … Continue reading
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Soil Structure and Its Effect on Plant Growth
One of the major tenants of garden lore that is mentioned, but rarely talked about in any detail, is the need to pay attention to garden soil structure. Too often a beginning gardener becomes disappointed with their early efforts, not … Continue reading
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