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Posts in category Jennifer’s Journal

Hot Peppers as Perennials? Sure!

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As the gardening season comes to a close here in Vermont, some of us are just not taking it well. At all. I mean, how frustrating that our beautiful peppers are finally starting to ripen and short, cold days are just around the corner! Peppers — just like tomatoes and eggplants — are perennial in […]

Jennifer’s Journal: A Really Tasteful Garden

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Not long after I started my job at Gardener’s Supply in early spring, a box arrived packed full with strong, healthy plants with my name on it. While this wasn’t unusual for me — I’ve shipped myself irresistible specimens at odd times of year before — it was early in the season to put these beauties […]

Jennifer’s Journal: But Have You Ever Braised a Radish?

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When’s the last time that you absolutely fell in love with a vegetable? Better yet, can you recall a time that you saw an old acquaintance in a totally new light and felt your heart unexpectedly flutter? Well, if all goes well, I am about to send you on a journey to that mysterious and […]

Jennifer’s Journal: Too Much Produce? Freeze!

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At this time of year, I am swimming in produce! A lot of my usual garden chores have taken a backseat to preserving the many vegetables I’m harvesting here at Gardeners’ Supply and in my home garden. I’m trying to stay aware of which beds should be marked for cover cropping and which should be […]

Jennifer’s Journal: A Refreshing Watermelon Drink

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I have been concentrating on feeding the garden, both with foliar sprays and nutrient drenches. Just imagining that every annual vegetable is a baby and a mother during its short life cycle, makes me want to give each one as much support as I can. Before I became aware of following a feeding schedule, a lot of […]

Jennifer’s Journal: The Garden Harvest Begins

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July 29 This week I have been planting fall garden beds. The timing is about right, here in Zone 5, for putting in beets, carrots, turnips, snap peas and cold-tolerant greens, such as kale, chard and Winter Density romaine lettuce. I’ve planted everything with our Super Hoops in place to hold our All-Purpose Garden Fabric, […]

Tying Up Tomato Supports

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July 22 Most of my time lately has been spent pruning tomato suckers, staking and supporting growing plants and monitoring the gardens for pests and disease. We’ve heard that late blight has made its way to Vermont (so sad) so I’ve been on the look out for any sign. Is it in your area yet? Make sure you’re […]

Easy-Care Fruits: Currants, Mulberries and More

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June 24 Between all of the weeding and feeding, I am definitely noticing some major plant growth. All of the sudden, tomato branches need to be fastened to their supports as they begin to reach outward and upward. There’s lots of fruit development in the tomatoes, peppers and eggplants, as well as many garden rows […]

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