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The Gardener's Spring Dance

     The garden is slowly starting to come to life. My transplants are starting to settle into their new home in their garden beds and the seeds I've planted are starting to emerge. Finally, although about 2 or 3 weeks later than normal, my peas are starting to reach for the sun. It's funny how at this point I can't…

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Added by Noelle Kaler on April 24, 2011 at 9:31pm — No Comments

Garden Favorites: Lettuce and Greens

I can't imagine a garden without lettuce and greens. I find that lettuce and greens are the first and last things to be planted in the garden and are a mainstay throughout the summer months. I would like to share some of my favorites!



Lettuce:

Romaine

Ithaca Iceberg

Simpson Elite

Red sails

Oak Leaf

I also enjoy some of the other lettuce that is not a head variety and/or salad blends to cut as "baby" mix for salads. I use the cut and go approach. Cut the… Continue

Added by Noelle Kaler on April 8, 2011 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

What are some of the good companions for the garden?

When you first begin to think about companion gardening, you can be overwhelmed and get confused as to who the companions are for the various veggies. So, for anyone that is just starting, or anyone who is just curious, I am sharing my list that I've come up with from reading and the tried and true, first-hand observation.

  • Everyone likes Cosmos and Coreopsis (plant them anywhere you want to add a little color and anyone and everyone will benefit!)
  • Marigolds can help to…
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Added by Noelle Kaler on March 30, 2011 at 7:56pm — 3 Comments

Help!

Okay so here's whats up. I have attempted to plant spinach 3 times now this year and all three times as soon as the spinach makes an appearance something comes along and eats it.
I have not been able to catch anything in the act so have no clue if it is a slug, caterpillar, or some other insect. the basil to one side and the lettuce variety to the other are not touched. It is only the spinach that is being consumed.
Does anyone out there have any idea as to what…
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Added by Kay Zone9a/TX on May 31, 2010 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

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