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Companion Planting – Better Together!

I’d like to share an early gardening memory with you. My grandfather loved homegrown tomatoes, and every summer he had some growing in the backyard of their house in Ohio. I remember standing there, late one May, as he planted a row of marigolds along the edges of his tomato garden. “Keeps the rabbits out,” [...]

Square Foot Gardening

Forget rows- it’s time to get square!

For many of us, planting a vegetable garden is habit, a process passed down from grandparents or even aunts and uncles long ago. My first memories of a large, tidy vegetable garden involve me peeping though chicken wire that was taller than my head at rows of melons, [...]

Seed Starting with Gurney’s

As the first snows dust the ground and I pull the last of my harvest from the ground- a stray turnip here, the last bits of the herbs I brought indoors there- my mind always turns to spring planting. Seed catalogs arrive and I grab my garden planning notebook, to begin sketching out my rows [...]

Fall Gardening Reflections

Thanksgiving, for many of us gardeners, is a time to enjoy the last fruits of our harvest. Squash, beets, broccoli are all done and our gardens are ready for a long winter’s nap. As I look back on this fall’s harvest, I want to make sure I take a few notes and share with you [...]