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Fish Pellets as Fertilizer

Fish Pellets as Fertilizer

Fish Pellets as Fertilizer

Whenever I can I like to use organic fertilizers.  People ask me all the time how I grow such mammoth rhubarb plants and I always grin and I say I’m not sure.  That grin should be a tell all – I do know, I’m just not telling.  Until today. Fish pellets as fertilizer is the secret.

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Selecting Garden Plant Bulbs

Selecting Garden Plant Bulbs

Selecting Garden Plant Bulbs

I’m a person that likes to see and hold my bulbs in my hand when selecting garden plant bulbs. So, ordering my bulbs from an online source is out of the question for me. But, sometimes, it happens that I have to order online.  In that case I cross my fingers and hope I get good ones.  After they arrive I still go over the 4 simple steps below.  If they fail, the postmaster will get them back.
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Kitchen Scraps Growing Carrot Greens

Kitchen Scraps Growing Carrot Greens

Kitchen Scraps Growing Carrot Greens

When you can’t grow anything outdoors in the deep snow, you end finding something to grow indoors.

As you cut the tops of your carrots to use in other recipes, save them.  Place the cut tops on a plate in a shallow amount of water.  Place near a sunny window.

Use the greens that grow out of the top in salads and adding for added flavor in sauces. You can use this trick with the end of the celery ball too.

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Planting Garlic Video

It was a cold and rainy day today.  The rain let up just enough for me to be able to film this short planting garlic video.

In Wisconsin we can plant our garlic in fall or spring.  I plant my garlic in anywhere from late April – the end of May if planting in Spring.  After the danger of frost. In fall, late October or early November.

Garlic is neither a spice or an herb.  It is a relative of shallots, leeks, chive and onions.  I use garlic in just about all my dishes.  Growing it is enjoyable and simple.

To amuse myself today, I created a video on how to plant and care garlic for your viewing pleasure.

 

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How To Care For Houseplants When You Go On Vacation

How To Care For Houseplants When You Go On Vacation

How To Care For Houseplants When You Go On Vacation

How To Care For Houseplants When You Go On Vacation. There was a time when I would hire a house and pet sitter for our home. At the time, we had 2 dogs and our children came with us during our travels. Back then, it was easier and less of a headache to just have a house sitter/pet sitter water our plants for us when she was letting out the dogs.

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Collect Seeds From Your Rhubarb Plant

Collect Seeds From Your Rhubarb Plant

Collect Seeds From Your Rhubarb Plant


Question. “Can we plant the seed that is growing from our rhubarb?”  Short answer.  Yes, you can.  However, there is a certain time to collect seeds from your rhubarb plant.

I’ll answer all your questions on what to look for during the growing season if this is what you wish to do.

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