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TAG : Garden Planning

Planning a Cutting Garden

Learning to grow and savor what you produce is what makes farming a lifestyle not just a living. (Skyhorse Publishing, 2011), from husband and wife team Michael and Audrey Levatino, provide a working example of how to live sustainable lives while protecting the land. In this excerpt from the ...

Year-Round Gardening Advice

With 40 years of gardening experience under her belt, Linda Gilkeson has written Backyard Bounty (New Society Publishers, 2011), a guide chock-full of down-to-earth advice for Pacific Northwest gardeners. Whether a novice or seasoned grower, looking to start a garden or grow more in the one you ...

DIY Seed Packets and Seed Storage Binder

In late winter, sometime between late January and early March, I like to start planning my garden. As I pour over my newly-arrived seed catalogs and choose new seeds varieties to order (always too many), I remind myself that I need to consider all of the seeds I already have in my ever-growing ...

Beat Winter Blues!

Are you huddled by the wood stove? Is a blizzard raging outside or has the thermometer plunged off the bottom end of the read-out? Then it's time to thank the postal worker who goes out in every kind of weather to bring us seed catalogs! "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays ...

Garden Plans With My Furry Foursome

Hope you are having a happy start to your new year! Here at our Wild Garden Burbstead in northwest Georgia, winter is just now settling in. So I happily settled into the rocker by the fireplace with a warm cup of cocoa, my Farmer's almanac, favorite seed catalogs and garden planner. Don't you ...