Monthly Archives: April 2010

Raising the Lowly Dandelion

  I know, every right-thinking gardener in America despises the lowly, obnoxious, invasive, wish-you-were-gone-forever dandelion. And then there’s me.   I’ve been singing the dandelion’s praises for some time now. Its leaves are rich in vitamin C. Its root can be roasted and … Continue reading

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Baby Greens

Yippee! I’ve begun thinning some of my early plantings, notably the turnips and beets. Their tiny roots, which will some day swell into root crops, were trimmed, leaving me with wonderful baby greens. One day, I sautéed them in olive … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring

While I’ve been focused on my new containers, my old garden standbys have been doing their thing, bursting into bloom and rewarding me with colorful sights and fine scents. The lilac bush at the back of my yard is ancient and yet lives on! … Continue reading

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A Learning Experience

It’s funny how much I’m learning now that I’m old. Take pansies. I’ve always loved them, but I never grew them. Turns out, by the time I went to the plant shops in mid-May, pansies were long gone. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Hello World!

Greetings. This is my first post. So what’s going on now in my world — Gardening! I’m into growing vegetables in containers. I first filled various pots with dirt. Now, they’re brimming with seedlings and baby transplants. But it’s far … Continue reading

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