• Getting in the Garlic

    October 15, 2018

    Setting in the garlic is the final crescendo and the overture of the next movement all in one   I know the season is really and truly at it’s end when I tuck the garlic into the ground. Even if there are still chores to be accomplished — and there are most definitely a lot of them —…

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  • Protect Plants in the Winter Months

    October 8, 2018

    Keeping your perennials and other landscape plants alive throughout long harsh winters is possible with these simple tips   I don’t know about the weather where you are, but here in the Pacific Northwest it’s fall for sure and good. If you tend a garden like I do, whether it’s in a small suburban backyard…

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  • Getting Ready for Autumn on the Farm

    September 6, 2018

    We’ve had a great summer, but the time flies quickly.  The girls are back to school, the garden is being harvested and preserved, and the weather has turned downright chilly in the morning. It’s time to start thinking about getting ready for autumn. It’s so easy to have a stunning garden during the summer while…

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  • Time to Prune Chives for New Growth

    July 7, 2018

    One of the easiest herbs to grow, pruning chives after flowering will encourage new growth   This time of the year, everything in the garden is growing frantically.  The corn is almost knee-high, and the peas are falling over under their own weight.  Many of the cooler-weather crops are done already, like the spring brassicas…

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  • February Garden Chores

    February 5, 2018

    At first glance, February doesn’t seem like a busy garden month.  It’s cold and rainy, and still very much the dead of winter. But!  It’s also just a mere matter of weeks before the first seeds get planted into the ground, and so it’s high time to get everything ready.  Cleaning up and preparing the…

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