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Starting Seeds Indoors

By |2018-03-08T18:32:46-08:00February 8th, 2018|Categories: Garden|

Starting Seeds indoors Winter has been holding on and most of us die hard gardeners are trying to push the season! One nice day seems to herald the onset of spring, but is quickly followed by a week of rain, or the forecast of snow in higher elevations. Thank goodness for the opportunity to start flower and [...]

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Growing Garlic for Summer Harvest

By |2018-02-21T21:35:55-08:00October 20th, 2017|Categories: Garden|

  Growing Garlic for Summer Harvest   Summer has finally come to a close, but there are still lots of things to do and grow in the garden. Fall veggies such as broccoli, beets, kale, onions and some lettuces/spinach are all great to be planting now, along with all your bulbs for spring, including Garlic. Planting [...]

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Common Summer Garden Problems

By |2018-02-21T21:34:14-08:00August 29th, 2017|Categories: Garden|

Common Summer Garden Problems   This time of year, the summer planting season is winding down and we are now into weeding and maintenance mode.  The big push to get plants in for summer colour is done. Now it’s time for filling in empty spots and popping in fresh colour. Vegetables are flourishing and it’s time [...]

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Summer Pots

By |2018-02-21T21:34:31-08:00July 6th, 2017|Categories: Garden|

Summer Pots Summer is finally here and we are inundated with anything and everything we could possibly want for our pots…only problem? What goes where? What’s best for sun? Partial sun? Shade? Here are just a few ideas of plants and possibilities for your pots. Anything that says full sun should have at least 6 hours [...]

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Herbs, Edibles & Successive Planting

By |2018-02-21T21:34:47-08:00May 4th, 2017|Categories: Garden|

Herbs, Edibles & Successive Planting Now is a great time to start planting herbs in your garden. The temperatures at night are still cool, but thyme, oregano, sage, rosemary, chives, mint, tarragon and fennel are all hardy enough to deal with our spring nights. As for vegetables; beets, broccoli, cabbage, peas, potatoes, strawberries, spinach and lettuce [...]

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Planting Spring Bulbs

By |2016-10-19T22:34:11-07:00October 19th, 2016|Categories: Garden|

Planting Spring Bulbs   Here we are about to go into winter and all thoughts are on what we can plant now for the spring. As gardeners we are always dreaming about what we can plant now for the coming season. In the fall it’s all about bulbs! Daffodils, Tulips, Crocus, Scilla, Snowdrops, Alliums, Garlic and [...]

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Earthquake Preparedness

By |2016-01-07T00:03:11-08:00January 7th, 2016|Categories: Garden|

Earthquake Preparedness   After our little earthquake during the Christmas/New Year’s holiday, I thought a short little earthquake preparedness check list might be in order. Most of us have the majority of these items ready in case we have a winter storm, but a few more items would not be a bad idea in your emergency [...]

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Blossom End Rot

By |2015-08-30T23:58:54-07:00August 5th, 2015|Categories: Garden|

This summer is a great year for tomatoes, despite the lack of rain, the tomatoes are loving the heat and thriving, most of us should be looking at a bumper crop of warm loving veggies! J Only down side to the heat and warm weather, is the lack of rain and what this means for our [...]

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