Remember I talked about letting Nature guide you with gardening tasks? Well, another sign has popped up. The serviceberries are blooming…it’s time to plant potatoes.

Written on Monday, April 16, 2012 in Book & Product Reviews

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My weekly soil tweetup has transformed to #groundchat.  Same day, same time, same great chats!

Written on Saturday, April 14, 2012 in Soils & Growing Media

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With weeks of warm weather in March, many trees and shrubs’ buds broke and started growing and perennials sprung out of the ground. Some gardeners — with uncharacteristic enthusiasm – planted their vegetable seeds.

But now the weather has returned to April temperatures…and risk of spring frosts. Northern gardeners started to worry about frost damage on even the most cold hardy plants. But there are ways of protecting our prematurely growing plants. Read on…

Written on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 in Plants & Soils

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