Vegetables

Hardening Off Your Annuals

Before planting your precious seedlings into the garden, they need to be “hardened off”. This term literally refers to the toughness of the stem and entails a short period of acclimatization. Hardening off prepares the plants for fluctuation of temperatures, … Continue reading

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Starting Seedlings

  There are several reasons why you might want to consider starting some seeds indoors for transplanting in your garden later. The most obvious reason is that heat-loving plants such as tomatoes and peppers need a head start in order … Continue reading

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January: A Time To Reflect and Plan For Spring

I asked members of Northumberland Master Gardeners to tell us how they keep in touch with their gardens in January. Tanya Crowell tells us what she likes best about her garden is January are the swaying grasses. They give something … Continue reading

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Garlic: Planting, Growing and Harvesting

This is a picture of hard necked garlic taken, July 3, 2020. The scapes have been removed and eaten. The leaves have not started to yellow at this point. You will see lettuce and green onions growing at the base … Continue reading

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Some Interesting Facts About Two Common Vegetables

In these uncertain times, many people are embarking on vegetable gardening. It is very satisfying to sit down to a meal in which you have incorporated some freshly picked foods that you grew and nurtured to the harvest stage yourself. … Continue reading

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Food to Grow by Frankie Flowers

Although written in 2016,  Frankie Flowers book entitled “Food to Grow” continues to be an excellent guide for those planning to grow a vegetable garden. Given the times we are currently in, growing vegetables seems more important than it ever … Continue reading

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