Category Archives: Getting Started


Today, Laura and I planted a bunch more hostas and fern. We also planted our rhubarb! With everything I’ve planted / am planting, surely something will grow up to be beautiful! I am loving every minute of my wonderful yard!

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8 Great Perennial Vegetables

* Asparagus: Grows best in full sun and non-soggy, somewhat sandy soil. I like it cut into one-inch pieces and stir fried raw with sesame oil and a little sliced ginger (top with toasted sesame seeds). Or, brush with olive … Continue reading

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My Hostas are Here!

Thank you Hosta Farm for sending my order so promptly. We planted hostas and ferns and are waiting patiently… And, the first of our beans have sprouted!  Everything’s looking so good.  Blueberry bushes are happy, the black raspberry bushes are… … Continue reading

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We Planted!

I checked Farmer’s Almanac.  Today is a good day to plant.  Tomorrow and Monday, no. So, we planted.  Potatoes, beans, lettuces, broccoli, spinach, even herbs.  I’ve been told not to plant before April 15, but we don’t have any frost … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Tilling the Garden

Ok so, here’s the thing.  Call 811 before you dig to find out where your utilities are! Yup, we hit the yellow tape for the gas line.  Had to stop and call them to come out and mark the line.  … Continue reading

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