Category Archives: Spring gardening

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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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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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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Lettuce seed germination requirements

Here is a piece of information concerning lettuce seed germination I came across some time ago. In related research, plant physiologists wondered why people have trouble with seed germination of lettuce in their vegetable gardens. They knew that seed germination … Continue reading

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Tuber Planting Heaven is Nigh!

As spring gets ever closer (it’s March 5th as I write this), it’s time to begin thinking about those first vegetables of the gardening season. Potatoes are among the best vegetables to grow and they deserve your consideration. As a … Continue reading

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Now’s the time to plan your spring garden!

Sure, winter is in full spring. As I write this it’s snowing outside and the temperatures are expected to drop into the teens over the next few days. So why even talk about gardening? Well, I’m not actually talking about … Continue reading

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My May Raised Bed Production

As May is the first real growing month of the season there was not a lot of production. Continue reading

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Raised Bed Update – Early June 2009

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Raised Bed Update

My raised beds are now up and running as we get into the meat of the season. Continue reading

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There’s Nothing Like a Homegrown Spring Salad!

My cold frames have continued to produce a bountiful crop of early spring lettuce. Continue reading

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