Monthly Archives: April 2011

Potatoes – Hilled Today!

I “hilled” the potatoes today for the first time this season.  I swear, it seems to take forever for the potatoes to come up but, once they do, they must grow 6 inches overnight! I planted potatoes March 22nd – … Continue reading

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Lemon Thyme

I love using lemon thyme, especially in our dinner salads. Such a refreshing lemon flavor!  My kids loved it so much that I dug up 3 plantings for them to take back home when they left. What first attracted me … Continue reading

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Black Raspberries

I bought a bundle of 10 black raspberry roots from Sharon’s Natural Gardens mid March of last year, 2010.  In only 12 months, they grew up about 4′ high, back down over the wires into the ground and back up … Continue reading

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White Spots on my Rose Bush Leaves

The first year I planted my rose bushes late into the season.  They grew and bloomed like crazy.  I had blooming roses into November and North Carolina November is cold!  I loved my plants and they were very happy. Last … Continue reading

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Everything’s Growing!

The black raspberries are covered with flowers.   The carrots are up. The lettuce, spinach, onions, garlic, red potatoes, spring onions, and broccoli all look fantastic.                 Even the strawberry plants are covered … Continue reading

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Guilford County Cooperative Extension

What a great day!  We went to the Guilford County Cooperative extension and I went crazy!  My vegetable garden is full but I didn’t care!  All those gorgeous plants! I spent $48 and here’s what I got: 5 1-gallon tomatoes … Continue reading

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Tips for Saving Money in Your Garden

If you live in or near Guilford County, North Carolina, here is a great tip for where to get cheap mulch and a great deal on plants. How cheap? At the Guilford County Cooperative Extension, you can buy 48 plants … Continue reading

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