Monthly Archives: February 2009

Planning for Spring


For many gardeners in Pennsylvania, starting seeds now, would be too early. But Harlan Holmes might suggest, right now is perfect. In order to push the limits of our growing season, the veteran “backyard gardener” starts his first seeds now, February 15th, and staggers starting more every two weeks through fall.

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Locating Locally Grown Plants

Flower catalogs are well traveled at a cost to the environment. As are the intensely packaged plants that will arrive on your doorstep at proper planting time if you buy via mail order. With a little of your gardener’s patience, you can reduce your carbon footprint and support local growers by waiting for spring and finding those interesting plants grown locally.

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