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How to fix leggy seedlings

I am starting my seedlings this year under some office lights, in a storage bin, in front of a window, on top of the dog kennel. They get pretty good light, but some still get a bit leggy. And while eventually they’re just too leggy and it’s difficult, it IS easy to fix legginess in some seedlings, like tomatoes. This little guy qualifies as a bit too leggy for my liking. (Yes, I should also snap off one of those plants to avoid crowding…) See, tomatoes are actually sort of a vine. If you’ve ever had a butt-ton of cherry […]

Seeds for 2013

As you read in a previous post, I am using the county fair as inspiration to grow this year, and to keep what I grow going through fall and pretty – so I can bring home some ribbons! (Maybe.) I’ve rounded up my seed order for the year (I think…), so here are the varieties I am planning on growing and where I am getting the plants/seeds from. I plan on using my cold frames to get starts out early (though not as early as I’d like). I definitely don ‘t have room to start anything in the house this […]

Beets by Dre (and Radishes)

OK, no. Kidding. But that totally cracks me up. So Friday I was off (I am off every other Friday since I work 9 hour days – it’s GREAT) and it was AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS. Which is great since the whole rest of the weekend was cold cold cold and windy. So anyway. After we took a walk, Ainsley took a nice nap and I was able to get outside and get a few seeds in the ground! It’s too cold for most things yet (though when I gt my hands on a decent container, I am going to try to […]

Visit to the fair – inspiration for this year’s gardening

This past September, Ainsley made her first trip to the county fair. They give kids the day off here on Friday to go for free, but we went over the weekend. It wasn’t too hot or too wet (usually it seems it’s either 95 degrees or all muddy), so it was a nice trip. I’ll get to why I’m just now posting this after the pics. Big pumpkins! Locally-grown tobacco, submitted for awards. Lots of other things after being judged for awards. Ainsley and I, checking out the chickens and cows and stuff. Waiting to be sold! Will was our […]

Fall Cleanup! Finally!

Last weekend, I FINALLY got around to cleaning up the raised beds, moving the pots and other random assorted things from beside the shed, and doing a few other things on my (still not complete) fall cleanup list. When you don’t take summer vacation until after labor day, and then have all kinds of weddings and craziness after that, you tend to procrastinate on things like this (said Ms. Excuse Pants). Here are the “befores”. Yeesh. Not cute. As crappy as those tomato plants look, I am happy with the results of the ‘stake and tie’ method. I liked it […]