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2017 Seeds Orders

I placed my orders for seeds on February 8th.  My main order was with Pinetree Garden Seeds (superseeds.com), which is where I usually order seeds. This was a pretty big order, so I’ll break it down into categories.  First are … Continue reading

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How to Get Garden Gem Tomato Seeds

Last summer, I heard about an interesting new variety of tomato called ‘garden gem’.  I wanted to try these in my garden because they promised great flavor while also being easy to grow, but they aren’t yet available from seed … Continue reading

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Vegetable, Flower, and Herb Seeds Order

I ordered my seeds today from Pinetree Garden Seeds.  I only ordered eight packets of seeds this year; here is the list: bean, emerite pole carrot, Nantes carrot, Danvers half long chard, bright lights cosmos, sensation mix okra, jambalaya pea, … 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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Planting Peppers, Eggplant, and Early Tomatoes

Pi (π) day seemed like a good day to officially start the gardening season by planting the first vegetable seeds.  As usual, I planted seeds for my early tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant.  I prepared for this last week by cleaning the … Continue reading

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Vegetable & Herb Seeds Order

Yesterday, I placed my yearly order for garden seeds.  The past two years, I’ve ordered from Pinetree Garden Seeds & Accessories, but sometimes I like to order from another company so I can get seeds that Pinetree doesn’t carry. That’s why … Continue reading

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Planting Chard, Lettuce, Beets, Carrots, & Onions

I was planting by moonlight by the time I finished, which isn’t nearly as romantic as it sounds.  The rows may appear a little random when the plants come up, but that doesn’t really matter. First, I reserved space at the … Continue reading

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Seed Coats, Seed Leaves, True Leaves, & Mutant Kale

As I mentioned recently, the seed coat sometimes remains on a plant’s seed leaves  or cotyledons, trapping them so that the young plant can’t grow properly.  Soil or other material can similarly bind seedlings’ leaves. If the seed coat or other problem doesn’t drop off on its … Continue reading

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Vegetable, Herb, & Flower Seeds Order

Today, I placed my seed order.  I usually order seeds in January or February, but since winter is dragging on this year, I don’t think it’ll make much difference.  Like last year, I ordered my seeds from Pinetree Garden Seeds … Continue reading

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Planting 12: Kale, Cauliflower, Radish, Pak Choi, Lettuce

Continuing the fall planting theme, tonight my daughter helped me plant more cool weather crops.  I hope that the weather will stay warm long enough for these to grow, but that it’ll be cool enough that they will grow well. … Continue reading

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