Monthly Archives: March 2010

I’ll start planting this week

Supposed to be in the 70’s all week!  Oh, my gosh! But we’ll still probably have another frost between now and April 15th so I am moving with caution. Today, I bought some seeds I’ll be planting – Henderson Bush … Continue reading

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When do I plant? Farmer’s Almanac

April 2010 1st-3rd. Good Days For Planting Beets, Carrots, Radishes, Turnips,  Peanuts, And Other Root Crops. Also Good For Cabbage, Cauliflower, Lettuce, Kale, Celery, And Other Leafy Vegetables. Start Seedbeds. 4th-5th. Barren Days. Do No Planting. 6th-8th. Favorable Days For … Continue reading

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Planting for the Seasons

Spring: Plant cool season crops.  Spinach, carrots, radishes, snap peas, chard, lettuces. Summer: Pull cool season crops and plant warm season ones.  Chard, beans, eggplant, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes. Fall: Remove summer crops.  Leave tomatoes, lettuces, chard, broccoli, brussel sprouts.

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Bought some herbs…

Bought some herb and vegetable plants.  They’re sitting in the windowsill waiting to be planted.  Hence my next question.. When do I plant? Broccoli: Full sun.  18″ apart.  65-75 days.  Takes 6-8 weeks/summer – 5-6 weeks/fall to mature.  Best time … Continue reading

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Been a busy week…

I have my garden ready. My bridge got painted. My blueberry bushes are planted. My black raspberry bushes are planted. I have a bunch of herbs on my windowsill waiting for a month until the last threat of frost passes. … Continue reading

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How to care for my Black Raspberries

Just wrote to Sharon and asked some questions about the Black Raspberry bushes that just arrived from her farm. I asked:  What variety of black raspberry bushes are they? Are they summer fruiting or autumn fruiting? Any help you can … Continue reading

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Black Raspberries

Black Raspberry or Rubus occidentalis is a species of Rubus native to eastern North America. The common name Black Raspberry is shared with the closely related western American species Rubus leucodermis.  Another common names for Rubus occidentalis are Blackcap, or … Continue reading

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Herbs I’m Planting

till the soil 12″-24″ deep mix in 6″ layer of compost or sphagnum peat moss to top 12″ add a little perlite to improve drainage a little organic fertilizer helps ph = 6-7 1/2 water herbs at the ground. they … Continue reading

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Edible of the month: Asparagus

Mature asparagus plants send up multiple spears that can be cut for up to 6 weeks. Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) is a member of the lily family and has been grown and eaten since 1000AD. It’s thought to have originated in … Continue reading

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Growing my raspberries

My Raspberries need trellises!  OK, something new to come up with.  I know where I’m planting them, along the creek. Click the photo for a great info site. Growing Raspberries, University of Maine

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