January 2021

Green texture in my live oak-shaded garden
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January 31, 2021 At the end of a dog walk a few days ago, I ran my eyes along the streetside edge of my island bed, automatically checking for fallen branches, weeds, armadillo holes — as one does. Suddenly my...
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Onions – a step-by-step growing guide
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The onion is a hardy biennial which is commonly cultivated as an annual. The homegrown onion is well worth the waiting game offering superior flavour along with the benefit of a long storage lifespan providing that they are stored correctly....
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Brian Minter: High antioxidant plants can thrive in our climate
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As the interest in growing our own food keeps expanding we are, unfortunately, overlooking some of the healthiest and most beautiful fruits of all. We may have a few blueberry plants in our gardens, but their more powerful, high antioxidant...
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Already looking forward to spring gardening, in winter
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Weird but true: Covid and gardening go together. 2020 has been the year of home gardening. With all of us spending more time at home, many have taken up gardening or expanded our existing gardening habits. The unusual marriage of...
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Everything you need to know about Fungus Gnats
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In brief, fungus gnats are not harmful to you, as they do not spread any diseases or bite, but they are more of a nuisance than anything that will only typically affect your indoor plant.  The first sign unless you...
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All About Pothos
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Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) is one of the easiest houseplants to grow and is a beautiful addition to any home or office. Best of all, pothos plants grow well in almost any situation! Native to Mo'orea, an island...
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Hello From The MountainTop!
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Hello at long last from the frigid mountaintop!! It's been eons since I've posted anything on here, I can't believe how the months have flown by. I'm sorry I've been away so long - every day I think about you...
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10 Tips for Better Vegetable Seed Starting
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I’ve been starting seeds for over 10 years. During that time, I’ve made all the mistakes. One year, for example, I bought bad seed starting mix. My seedlings were so bad I had to throw them all out. I ended...
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How the Caladium Plantitions Spread Like the Corona Virus
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ctto: Caladium bulbs like these varieties are even sold online Covid-19 pandemic continues to de-center society in many ways, and grounds many Filipinos at home who kill boredom with home gardening. Plantitas and plantitos have sprung up like mushrooms after...
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Fearless Gardening book giveaway – bonus round!
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January 24, 2021 Update 1/28: And the winner is Chris Watkins! Congratulations, Chris! I’ll email you today to arrange the book pickup, so please check your spam folder if you haven’t heard from me by tonight. Thanks for commenting, everyone!...
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