Tag Archives: Gardening

Before we left Vermont you may remember I took cuttings from my favorite houseplants so I could bring them with me. I also dug up a few of my favorite day lilies and a miniature Hosta which traveled with us as well. The good news is that my transplants made it! The day lilies were Read More…

If you have started vegetable seeds inside this year you’ll be amazed at how quickly they grown. In no time at all you’ll be transplanting your vegetable seedlings. Wait until the seedlings have grown two or more true leaves (the cotyledons don’t count). This can be anywhere from 2-6 weeks after germination. Before starting make Read More…

Your seeds have been ordered. The next step is to figure our which seeds need to be started inside. Here are a few tips for seed starting inside. When To Start Your Seeds First you need to read the back of your seed packets. Many seeds like beans, peas, lettuce and carrots can be planted Read More…

If you’re watching the ground outside freeze, and then re-freeze, you’re probably feeling antsy for when the ground finally thaws for good, with the onset of much anticipated warmer weather. During winter, your garden is exposed to severe temperatures and the elements, and will need a bit of clearing out and care before it’s ready Read More…

This year I’m not starting any seeds inside but I decided there was still something I could do to get ready for the upcoming gardening season. The perfect project was to make homemade seed tape. If I can’t use it I will pass it along to my daughter and she can use it in her Read More…

Gardening in the Pacific Northwest is quite different from gardening in Vermont. I am looking forward to getting a garden established and enjoying a much longer growing season than I did in Vermont. In Vermont we were in the hardiness zone 4a while here in the Pacific Northwest, outside Tacoma we are in hardiness zone Read More…

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