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Jennifer’s Journal: Welcoming B...

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Potatoes are an unusual crop in that you bury the plant as it grows. June 24 Some quick gardening between rainstorms: I weeded beds and fertilized the tomatoes, thinned the newly planted lettuce and hilled all of the potatoes. I also set up a Small Animal Barrier to protect the lettuce from neighborhood critters. June 26 At some point, as you [...]

Jennifer’s Journal: Summer Lett...

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If you plant lettuce in summer, be sure to choose a variety that thrives in summer heat. June 17 I’m excited for the week ahead as the forecast is finally on our side! Just a bit of rain and then lots of sunshine and even some high temperatures for the heat-lovers in our garden. The Super Bush tomato that I put in the Tomato Success Kit [...]

Jennifer’s Journal: Planting fo...

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A row of sunflowers can become a temporary privacy hedge. June 5 I have been planting like mad! Almost every bed has been planted with so many goodies, including tons of tomatoes, cucumbers on a trellis, and vertical icebox watermelons. Next project: I’m off to solve some privacy screening issues. I’d like to grow a vegetative scr [...]

Jennifer’s Journal: Silver Lini...

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Too much rain in my home garden. Week of May 20 I barely worked in the garden this week at all. It was a wash, literally. Most of the Northeast experienced steady, heavy rains and Vermont was no exception. Thankfully, the weather was not nearly as severe as in the Plains, although we did experience plenty of flooding and washouts. My big pla [...]

Jennifer’s Journal: TubTrug Inn...

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4 x 4′ Elevated Grow Shelter Monday, April 29 Planted Bloomsdale spinach, Pot of Gold Swiss chard and Strawberry Blonde calendula in what I imagine to be the most captivating pattern ever. Started seeds in our Grow Shelter. In addition to lettuces and various greens, I included a few flowers, as well as Burgundy okra, birdhouse gourds, [...]

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