Tag Archives: gardening

Yonder Basement Window Glows Strangely Pink

We have been starting seeds indoors for decades. There’s something enormously heartening about tucking tiny seeds into pots while March winds howl outside. In a few months those pale specks will result in glossy eggplants, huge squash, fiery peppers, and … Continue reading

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The Method Is The Mindset

After all these years of the most gentle approach possible, I seem to be shedding the hairshirt of idealism that has always made gardening so difficult. It’s pretty obvious that these methods are easier. Much, much easier. Continue reading

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Year Round Indoor Salad Gardening, Fuss Free

Cold room, old seeds, and yet we’ve got tender flavorful salad greens thanks to the process Peter Burke’ shares in Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening. Continue reading

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Indoor Seed Starting Problem Solved

We were shocked by a 95% non-germination rate. The few seedlings that emerged died within days. Continue reading

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Good Gardening Intentions Not So Evident

I mistake watermelon radish sprouts for weeds and pull them all out. The row I replanted, thinking the beets didn’t germinate, now contains both beets and arugula. Volunteer tomatillo plants plague me. Continue reading

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Gardener’s Quotes

Quotes and images from our summer garden. Continue reading

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Gee, That’s Huge

An arbor for growing hardy kiwis. Or is it Kiwihenge? Continue reading

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The Resilient Gardener: A Must-Have Book

This is becoming my go-to book. Continue reading

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Gathering Handfuls of Autumn

Harvest is a bounty of beauty. Continue reading

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Garlic-Scented Opinions

Is there such a thing as garlic seeds? The lazy gardener knows. Continue reading

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