Why I Remove the Peat Pot When Planting Seedlings

From the time I first began buying plants from Pell’s Nursery in Osteen, Florida I was told to “rough up” the roots when the plant was removed from the pot. I’m talking plastic pots here, which are the way big plants usually come. Often the plant is a bit root bound from growing in a […]

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Getting Ready to Fill The Yard with Flowering Plants

February is the time to begin thinking about planting here in Central Florida. Not only vegetables, but replenishing the yard after the winter freeze. I’m still getting used to gardening in this weird climate. In New Hampshire I had gardening down pat in the north.  I had a yard full of wonderful flowers.  It took […]

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A Raised Garden Bed Made of Fabric

This weekend I ordered more dirt and filled up my larger fabric “pot” to create a raised garden for some tomatoes and basil. The smaller one in my photo is planted with beans, and next to that I have used one for growing potatoes. What I love about a raised bed is the fact that […]

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The First of June, Weekend Gardening in The Heat

This is a picture of one of my zucchini plants from last years growing season. This weekend I plan to get my zucchini planted along with the tomatoes and basil. The little pots are now a tight fit for my growing tomato seedlings and they are ready to spread out.  If I can get my […]

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Planting Day is Coming Soon

I realize that many people have already planted their vegetable gardens, but here in the northeastern U.S. we just had snow this past Saturday! Not in southern NH where I live, but in the north. It was very cold and windy. I have learned the hard way to be patient and wait for warmth (June) […]

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