Organic Gardening… Spotlight on Readers!

Wow. I’ve gotten some pics from readers lately that have me laughing at my own garden attempts. You all are awesome! I just have to share a few of my very favorite reader pics with you here. If anyone wants to email me their garden pics, I’d love to see them! As you’ll see from some of my own pics further down, my garden is growing well but my tomato seedlings are not all I thought they would be at this point. If anyone wants to shoot me a “my garden ain’t doing so hot either” picture to cheer me …

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New Beginnings

The past several nights have been near freezing temps and I wake to find a frosty lawn. It makes me worry that I put my seedlings out too early, so I go to check on how they have survived in their makeshift greenhouses. Walking out onto my front porch, I’m reminded that life doesn’t always run as smoothly as we hope. Not only have the temps been dipping below what I was anticipating, but the cover to one of my greenhouses has blown away in this passionate windy weather we’ve been having. Making do, by putting some saran wrap over …

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Organic Gardening… Growing Seedlings in Recycled Containers (tutorial)

I have been saving some old boxes and cardboard tubes and plastic lids and such for the past several weeks… it’s so wonderful how you can recycle things you find around your home into something you needed and wanted, for free! Today I’ll show you two different ways to create mini-greenhouses for your precious seedlings. Here are just some items from a large collection of recyclable goods I’ve been saving. After the planting season, I’ll just rinse out any plastics I’ve used and toss them back in the recycling bin. The cardboard I generally just plant right into the soil …

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