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Monthly archives for October, 2010

A Back-Friendly Way to Move Heavy Pots

A Back-Friendly Way to Move Heavy Pots
If you have tender plants on your porch or patio that need to spend the winter indoors, some of them are probably in big pots. At my house, I bring in about a dozen large pots containing agapanthus, bamboo, phormium, colocasia and a fig tree. Pot Lifter If you have tender plants on your porch or patio that need to spend the winter indoo [...]

Super-Size Shallots

Super-Size Shallots
If you’re shopping for shallots, you’ll find they are quite a bit more expensive than garlic. That’s one good reason to grow your own. Shallots combine the best qualities of onions and garlic. Their flavor is more interesting than an onion and milder than garlic, which makes them well-suited to salad dressings, delicate sau [...]

Sweet Potato Harvest

Sweet Potato Harvest
Wow! The largest tuber weighed in at 4 lbs., 7 oz. Do you grow sweet potatoes? Until this year, my answer would have been “no”. As heat-loving plants with a long growing season, they didn’t seem well-suited to my zone 4 garden. This year, we tried growing sweet potatoes in the Potato Grow Bags. The result has been a sweet s [...]

Leaf Season

Leaf Season
We try to take a day at some point during the fall to shred leaves, the key ingredient for something called leaf mold. We bring all the leaves we have and, if necessary, flag down a few folks going to the drop-off site with their leaves. The Leaf Bagging Helper is a simple device that makes bagging easy. Slide this plastic chute into a [...]
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