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Category: How’s It Growing?

Next year I’ll start with more peppers and eggplants

I’m deficient this year. I think the seeds had gotten too old, especially the sweet peppers. The hot pepper seeds seem to last longer than the sweet. When I start seeds in spring I need to make sure I get at least 5 successful sweet peppers and 5 successful eggplant…

I’m a stubborn gardener, digging my heels in the sand

An honest garden record had to portray the challenges (I won’t say failure) as well as the success of a growing endeavor. The new Bayville property has certainly been challenging. To clarify, we bought the house in December. I thought I would enjoy great fertility on this lot because only…

Productive fruit trees with a few bad apples

We’ve got the first real crop of apples this year on the Crimson Gala tree. I didn’t thin them as much as I should have because I had read about June drop and I wasn’t sure the toll it would take. Not many fell at all. I would love to…

June 2014 NJ Garden Progress and Changes

Mom stays here often these days and brings our dear, energetic, 2 1/2 year old yellow lab, VANNA. Vanna lives in capital letters. She’s hilarious, willful, crazy, smart and a big pain in my garden’s butt. Yesterday, we put up a knee high fence to keep her rampages contained to…