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Preparing the Garden for Old Man Winter

Cool weather is here to stay and that means cleaning up the lawn and garden for a long winters rest. Fall cleanup doesn’t have to be the time and labor intensive task you dread with a good plan. First things first, clean out the vegetable beds. Remove all dead or dying plants and pluck the [...]

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Planting Now for a Fall Garden

Planting Now for a Fall Garden

Now is the time to plant your fall garden and get a few more months of fresh vegetables. Some plants produce higher quality and more flavorful vegetables when they are allowed to mature during cooler weather, which makes late summer/early fall the perfect time for these veggies. While there is still plenty of time to [...]

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Out with the Bolting in with the Seeds

As I mentioned last week we have had some bolting greens in the community garden over the last few weeks due to record heat and no rain. Our collards were the first to go followed shortly after by the spinach. Those spring greens just couldn’t take the heat. Luckily for us temperatures have now settled [...]

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Growing My Way? Heat Waves Lead to Shade Huts

With temperatures rising across the country many gardeners are now witnessing their early spring crops starting to bolt. Our company garden has seen a heat wave with record highs and a 3 week dry spell that caused our collards and spinach to go to seed. We cleaned them out depositing the stems in our composter [...]

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A Very ‘Green’ Greenhouse

Last week we introduced you to our friends at Grow Food, Grow Hope, a wonderful AmeriCorps* VISTA project in Wilmington, Ohio. Today the Grow Food Grow Hope VISTA volunteers are back to show you an inventive use for your plastic pop or soda bottles. Going from this      ————————————————      to this! Guest Post by: [...]

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Gardening for Apartment Dwellers

Gardening for Apartment Dwellers

Special Guest Post by Mike Lieberman A lot of the information out there when it comes to gardening is geared towards homeowners or those that have lots of land. Unfortunately at this time in my life, I am neither of those That doesn’t mean that I can’t garden and grow my own food. It just [...]

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Growing My Way? Digging Time

Our company garden is really taking shape, last week we installed our raised beds and finished installing our 20′ x 30′ deer fence. We used a DeerBusters deer fence and you can find tons of helpful information including installation videos on their site- DeerBusters.com. Once all the beds were prepared it was time to plant [...]

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Not Your Grandpa’s Garden: Thinking Outside The Row

Close your eyes and picture a vegetable garden. Chances are you just saw a rectangular bed with neat and tidy rows of green- just like grandpa’s, your mother’s and your neighbor’s gardens. When starting a new garden it is easy to go straight to the old standards and overlook the beauty that can be achieved [...]

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Spring Training Garden Style

Well it has been a few weeks since we checked in with our company garden seedlings. The beefsteak tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, and Spanish yellow onions are alive and well. Last week we transplanted our onions into a Smart Pot with Albion strawberries. This combination will help ward off pests and disease keeping our strawberries for [...]

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A Sweet and Beautiful Addition to the Garden

Our company garden has been flourishing in the last few weeks. Our peppers, tomatoes and onions are all set to venture out into the great outdoors later this week! For now we have decided that our company garden really needed a boost of sweetness. Therefore we raided our warehouse for supplies and headed outside to [...]

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