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  • New bulbs

    I'm so excited. I went to Wal-Mart yesterday and they had bags of 25 bulbs (tulips and daffodils) for $5.00 I couldn't resist so I bought a bag of each (even though I was told spring would be the better time for this, I was just to anxious to get… More

  • From Whence It Sprung!

    As might be surmised I am a bit of a gardener. Those that know me and have seen our gardens here at the house mights say I've underexaggerated a distinct passion by using the word "bit". From time to time, over the years I've thought about how this love of… More

  • my tulips :(

    ...them. Is that too late to plant them?? I finished preparing my flower bed, I tilled it, added some gypsum stuff and some compost. I think I… More

  • Kathy's Southern Ohio Garden

    I moved into my first house six years ago and was so excited to finally have a lot of space to plant. Before that I was limited to containers and shade only plants. One of my goals is to have something blooming from April through October. Here are my areas:… More

  • 1 Dish Blueberry Cheesecake

    I'm not sure why they call these 1 dish recipes, I used a couple of pots on this one, but it is pretty tasty! *********************** 1-Dish Blueberry Cheesecake BAKE TIME: 30 MINUTES SERVES 9 Batter Mazola PureTM Cooking Spray 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 envelopes Fleischmann's RapidRise Yeast 1/4 cup… More

  • Ants???

    ...I went out to my raised veggie bed to prepare the soil for the year. When I dug in and turned over the soil, I saw the motherload of ants. They were everywhere. What should I do to get rid of the ants? Do ants bother the veggie plants?… More

  • Soil Preparation

    Hi all, I am in Southwestern Ontario. The house we purchased was owned by an elderly gentleman. Unfortunately the neighbours tried to help him, however the lawn and garden were pretty much left to decline for 19 years. I worked up the front garden which had become very compacted. My… More

  • Unknown worm

    This little green guy was found buy my 6 year old son and now resides with a Eastern Tent Caterpillar who had his day of fame in a grade one class. I know that this is a hard to see picture but I think that it is some kind of… More

  • MANURE fresh or dry?????

    ...esearches and HARD work I finally understood that soil preparation is the most important step in gardening. I'm a 100% organic freak so I don't have too many choices but: Dry or fresh manure?... Horse… More

  • August Gardening Report

    ...oves right on. The rain has finally eased and the soil is slowly, slowly drying somewhat. Plum and apple trees started blooming this week, so beautiful to… More

  • Recipe Archive at Winter Creek Gardens

    ...pe Archive. If you are searching for a new way of preparing a fruit/vegetable, check it out because you will find something you will enjoy! I assure You! Gary/Louisville http://www.wintercreekgardens.com/recipe.html More

  • Preparing the Periennial Garden bed after winter

    ...ur periennials will be coming up soon. How do you prepare your beds for Spring? Thanks a bunch! Blessings, Lily More

  • Does Peat make soil more acidic?

    I've been reading about preparing the soil for planting blueberry bushes. The general recommendation seems to be to use 1/2 peat and 1/2 topsoil/potting soil. The suggested ph is 4.5. Is the peat itself acidic? Would I need anything else to make the soil more acidic if I were to… More

  • Preparing the cuttings (crassulas)

    Here are some pics on when I was preparing the cuttings for potting. I cut the ends off all the cuttings and dusted them with cinnamon to help prevent rot. Now i will let them all sit for a few days so the cut ends can callose over and heal.… More

  • Ashes into Garden?

    Just starting my new veggie garden and preparing the dirt (yup it's got coffee grounds in it lol). My question is, all the ashes from our bonfires in the firepit from burning the tree branches (many enjoyable nights thanks to a few good storms!), would they make a good mix… More

  • When/how to do the overhaul

    I am planning on overhauling the flower bed in front of my house. I have a few perennials and bulbs already there, which I'd like to keep, but I'll have to move them. When is the best time to transplant them, how should I go about it, and how should… More

  • Tomatoes 101

    ...g able to find it. So fer starts let's talk about preparing the ground… More

  • July Report

    ...ing that yellow thing shining in the sky again.:D Preparing rail road ties to become raised beds for the veggie garden. Lots of huffing and puffing moving those in line. Post are going in for a rail… More

  • Hiya from Western Slope High Plains in Colorado

    Hiya everyone, We live in a small town at the base of Grand Mesa; the largest flat top mesa on planet Earth. We live out in the country, but still in the mountains. The natural terrain is unlike any other place on earth with enormous Sage, Cedars, and Pine in… More

  • Preparing soil for next year

    ... make a lil garden next year. 6'x6'. The patch of soil has never been used, and was under some debris till now. I picked up a shovel and loosen up the soil, mixing in the weeds (I intend on doing that tomorrow as well) I was wondering… More

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