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Lettuce on Trial

I know I’m not the only gardener that gets caught up by all the pretty photos in seed catalogs and online listings. So earlier this year when I went to Wild Garden Seeds (WGS) website to order some kale and … Continue reading

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Kitchen Garden in April

Today I want to do an update on the area I call the kitchen garden. I call it that because it’s close to the house and with easy access to the kitchen. The beds around the greenhouse give us about … Continue reading

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Planting Kohlrabi

I think it’s safe to say we’re having an early spring here. The asparagus popped up a full three weeks ahead of when it did last year, and the raspberries and blackberries are leafing out as well. I also monitor … Continue reading

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Missing Jonas and Deja Vu

Once again I am happy to not be shoveling out from a massive winter storm, in this case one called Jonas. The latest named storm passed mostly east of us, leaving Happy Acres with a little snow on the ground … Continue reading

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Cold Frames in December

Using cold frames is one of my favorite ways to extend the growing season here at Happy Acres. I’ve been using cold frames for a long time, and the design has changed as my needs and intended use for them … Continue reading

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