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North Country Gardening · 1Y ago

Birds, bugs, and wildflowers (connecting the dots)

I’ve found a reason to become enthused about wildflowers (again). I’ve always enjoyed them and I even have a couple of areas on my property where I planted wildflowers. Heck, I even wrote a ...
North Country Gardening · 1Y ago

Sex education for cucumber growers

After years of mediocre production from my cucumber plants I’ve decided to take some action. My first thought was to call the folks at Johnny’s Seeds to see what they have to say about it. T...
North Country Gardening · 1Y ago

DIY, Self Draining Irrigation System

  With spring once again upon us you may be wondering if this is the year you’ll get around to installing an irrigation system. After all, the best way to have a lush,green lawn that is the ...
North Country Gardening · 1Y ago

Looking for an endless tomato harvest?

There are so many tomato varieties to choose from in the catalogs it is tempting to try them all. One variety I’ll be sure to include with my order when it goes out next week is Jasper cherr...
North Country Gardening · 1Y ago

Butternut Squash for Northern Gardens

I was pleasantly surprised, no make that ecstatic with the Canesi Hybrid Butternut Squash I planted last year. I ordered it from Jung’s kind of on a whim, since I had given up on growing but...
North Country Gardening · 1Y ago

Plant a pencil? A lollipop?

Here are a couple of items I ran across that are intended to get kids interested in gardening and eating healthy vegetables. They should be of interest to parents and teachers. Plant a Lolli...
North Country Gardening · 1Y ago

Reasons to garden, for those who need a few!

Why Garden? The National Garden Bureau’s Top Ten Cell phones, tablets, and Fit Bits have become the tools of our modern lives. But it wasn’t that long ago that a shovel, a patch of soil and ...
North Country Gardening · 1Y ago

The possibilities offered by a few seed catalogs

  I went through the seed catalogs for the first time today. It’s a spring ritual to sit down and seriously ponder the possibility that spring will arrive while choosing what I think will be...
North Country Gardening · 1Y ago

What plants can teach us

Humankind has explored the secrets of plants ever since a caveman saw a plant growing outside of his cave. We’ve discovered the culinary, medical, psychotropic, and the practical use of plan...
North Country Gardening · 1Y ago

Amazing new vegetable varieties for 2016

Next to actually gardening, I enjoy going over the spring seed catalogs as they arrive. It certainly helps beat the winter blues and it’s never too early to start planning for next year’s ga...