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Last Harvest before the Frost

With possible frost predicted for tonight, and even colder temps predicted for tomorrow night, I’ve been busy taking care of cold-sensitive plants.  I’ve moved tender houseplants into the house and my office over the past few days, and today we … Continue reading

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Basil

I planted basil ‘gecofure’ in a pot at the end of January.  At the end of February, I thinned it to seven seedlings.  This variety of basil was bred to grow well in containers. I’ve harvested this basil a few times … Continue reading

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Okra, Herb, & Tomato Seedlings

The seeds that I planted last week have been coming up over the past few days. Big okra seeds produce large, strong seedlings. All of the herbs seem to have germinated well except possibly the parsley.  Where two seedlings came … Continue reading

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Planting More Herbs

Tonight, I planted more herb seeds.  These are seeds that I ordered this year and didn’t put with the other herbs, so I forgot about them last week.  I planted them in the small soil blocks just like I did … Continue reading

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Planting Okra, Herbs, and the Rest of the Tomatoes

Last night, after I made some soil blocks, I used them to plant okra and several species of herbs.  I planted my regular-season (i.e. not early) tomatoes in fairly large pots as these plants grow quickly. I first planted seven varieties … Continue reading

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Basil, Tomato, Pepper, & Eggplant Seedlings

My seedlings have been growing well.  They are in front of a west-facing window, but fluorescent lights provide a total of ten hours of additional light in the morning and evening.  Without the artificial lighting, the plants would be spindly … Continue reading

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Weeding & Thinning Basil

My ‘gecofure’ sweet basil seedlings have been growing and now have some true leaves.  It’s been a month since I planted them. Today, I decided to remove the plastic wrap and pull the weeds that have been growing very well. … Continue reading

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Basil Seedlings

The basil I planted a week ago has been sprouting over the last few days.  So far, they haven’t produced any true leaves, just seed leaves. A few other plants have come up, because I planted the basil in the … Continue reading

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Planting Basil

Basil ‘gecofure’ is a Genovese type basil that was bred for growing in containers.  I decided to plant some in a pot today to see if I can have fresh basil earlier than usual. I used a pot that had mint … Continue reading

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First Eggplant (and a recipe)

We harvested our first eggplant (also known as aubergine, melongene, garden egg, guinea squash, or brinjal) fruits (technically berries) yesterday.  We transplanted the plants into garden bed number four on June 1st.  They are growing well despite having a maple … Continue reading

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