Why I Love July

Why I Love July

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Why do I Love July? :) I love garden writers and Evelyn Hadden is no exception. If you have never read what she writes, check it out at Evelyn Hadden - Garden Rant. But in case you may miss this little bit, I will quote her... "Here's what I like about July. It follows April, when the gardeners in my part of the world anxiously watch the weather and fret, Can I start gardening now? Can I? Can I?" "It follows May, which begins with endless back-building wheelbarrow work, as mulch and compost are spread, and ends with a huge planting push." "It also follows June, when the gardener corrects all mistakes made in May, rethinks what vegetables she might want to use in some recipe or other, crams in…
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Garden Calendar February

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While mid to late spring is the busiest time of the year for most gardeners, there are a variety of chores that I reserve strictly for winter... here is the Garden Calendar for February Be sure to be making your spring order list from your favorite gardening catalogs! Here are a couple of quick ideas... Spread an inch of rich compost or rotted manure, plus an organic fertilizer, on your asparagus bed, and weed it well. The common, inexpensive, alcohol thermometer often varies more than 3 degrees from the true temperature, resulting in wasted fuel or improper plant growth in greenhouses. To check the accuracy of a thermometer, immerse it in a container of crushed ice and water for 3 to 4 minutes. Any deviation from 32 degrees F can…
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