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Category: Mulch

Concerning Mulch and Fall Planting

I pulled the yellow pear tomato because the leaves had curled and wilted to such a degree that I can’t imagine there was any turning back. I also trashed the pumpkin vine from the same bed because I believe the borers actually dug into the best looking pumpkin on the…

Late June in My NJ Garden

I didn’t think any of the squash or cucumbers had a chance of coming through and bearing fruit this year with the zillions of cucumber beetles and squash bugs I saw earlier in the season, but these plants are troopers! Now that the hot weather has hit, shade or full…

Companion Planting and Ruth Stout’s Gardening Method

Egyptian walking onions look different every season, I swear. I don’t remember them doing THIS last year, but then, this is only the second spring I’ve had them growing in the garden. Don’t they look weird? Those little pouches started out down at the base of the plant and moved…

Replacement Paw Paws and Re-growing Celery

Did you know that if you cut the bottom off a bunch of store bought celery, put it in a shallow dish of water for a day and then plant it outside it will RE-GROW?! Neither did I, but I read about it online and gave it a try and…

Getting My Fall Garden On

I got a lot accomplished out there in the garden today. After struggling with the thought of tearing out my blighted and hurricane blown tomato plants, I pulled all the green ones off and trashed the rest. The bed was being wasted and they weren’t getting any better, so they…