Yearly Archives: 2009

Garden Goofs 2009

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If Thomas Jefferson couldn’t perfect vegetable growing, I can’t fault myself too much for still making mistakes. Here are my top seven blunders of 2009.

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Honest Scrap Award

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Interesting….  I’ve been asked for honesty.  I attempt to be authentic most times, even to the point of being self-depricating.  I accept the challenge. I am a huge fan of Susan Cohan so I’m flattered she tagged me for an Honest Scrap Award.  I feel blessed to have an interesting life and fascinating friends, but […]

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Farmer Cultivates Knowledge of Farming

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Farming is difficult. Still, Daniel Isner hopes to do more than successfully grow food. He hopes to help people. He’s moving to a farm in January. He’ll need his passport. His farm is in Ghana.

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Gifts for Gardeners

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Want to make your favorite gardening fanatic smile on Christmas? Some thoughts on how to make that happen.

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Gardeners; More Alike than Different

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I’ve been struggling about the depth of my various gardening convictions. And I’m tired of it. After much soul searching, I see now, my convictions are equally strong. They just don’t fall neatly within one gardening camp or the other.

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Energetic Beauty; Water Hyacinth

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Easy to grow with lustrous green leaves and lilac-toned flowers, without a little containment, the hyacinth can become a gorgeous disaster.

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White House Kitchen Garden Replica Tour

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Tour a replica of the White House veggie garden Friday Oct. 30 near Doylestown, PA

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Timepieces in our Plants: Part 2

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This is the second in a two part series on how plants mark time. Timepieces in our plants discussed how light affects this process. Change in temperature is the other part of the process that plants use to mark the time of year.

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Free for the Taking; Groundhog

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Gardeners build fences to keep them out. Wives tales tell us the plant eating critters will leave if you do stuff like put moth balls in their burrows. Some of us try to trap and relocate them. One wired gardener, tries to solve his groundhog problem through Craigslist and Myspace.

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Get the Carbon Off Your Plate

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It’s easy and rewarding to fight climate change by searching out local food. As part of Blog Action Day’09, I look at our options for local food in Pennsylvania.

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