Category Archives: Getting Started

Gardening in Small Spaces

I left my lush, two acre southern gardens and came north to visit my son and daughter-in-law whose garden is a condo patio. Completely different way to think about gardening. When looking online for small space gardening tips, we came … Continue reading

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What to do in Your March Garden

Spring Gardens Are Waking — Here’s What to Do in March Houzz– Kitchen Remodel, Bathroom Remodel and More » Browse Outdoor Products on Houzz- For Example: Fencing · Birdhouses · Garden Sculptures · Outdoor Fountains · Outdoor Chairs · Outdoor Chaise Lounges · Sheds · Swimming Pools And … Continue reading

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The Garden is In!

April 15th, and the entire garden is in! Sweet! Now we water and wait. It will be well worth it. Lettuce, spinach, broccoli, onions, carrots, potatoes, green beans, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes.

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It doesn’t look like much yet…

  But I’ve planted broccoli, lettuce, spinach, onions, and carrots. We’re on our way to some good eatin’!

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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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Sprouts!!

I planted.  I waited. 7 days later, Sprouts!  Lettuce and spinach.  My sister questions why they took so long.  I believe they created a solid foundation and I will have the most amazing lettuce and spinach all season long! The … Continue reading

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When to Plant

Last year, my first “try” at gardening, I enthusiastically planted some things in spite of Farmer’s Almanac warnings. Those were a disaster. Anything I planted when Farmer’s Almanac advised grew quickly and grew healthy. This year, Farmer’s Almanac is my … Continue reading

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I’m so Ready to Plant!

It’s supposed to be about 70* this weekend so I’ll be out in the yard! Planning to fertilize and compost rose bushes Saturday.  Cleaning up and prepping the herb garden on Sunday.  Monday, Jay is coming over to help compost … Continue reading

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It’s Almost Time to Plant!

But first, I have to get the ground ready, right? My friend’s coming over to take some barrel loads out of the compost pile and till them into the garden area.  I’m ready to plant potatoes, broccoli and lettuce.  I … Continue reading

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