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Dancing in the kitchen

First off, there is some interesting changes coming to the life of The Garden Sprout.  I have accepted a new position to teach horticulture at a community college.  What this means is that I will also be moving within the next two weeks to a town approximately 80 miles away.  Not a huge distance, but… Continue reading Dancing in the kitchen

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Cooling with the Cucumbers

So I desperately wish I was able to cool down outside in the patch of cucumbers but with temperatures in the upper 90's and well over a 100 degree heat index (as of this very moment it is a heat index of 113 F) doesn't that just sound pleasant?  And the heat is not supposed… Continue reading Cooling with the Cucumbers

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Trellis me up

Well,  we've already talked a bit about the trellising plants up and keeping them off the ground for a number of reasons.  But also you can use trellising to help guide the plant in a direction you want as well as go vertical to save space.  I haven't gotten my trellis system for my cucumbers… Continue reading Trellis me up

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Thinning down the herd…

Okay, at least for me, one of the hardest gardening tasks to bring myself to do is thinning seedlings.  Usually, the Jaws getting read to attack music goes through my head.  Dah dah....dah dah Dah dah..dah..dah...dah...dah dah.... Dah dah dah dah dah Okay...I think you get the point.  🙂 To give an example of why… Continue reading Thinning down the herd…