STARTING ONIONS FROM SEED

STARTING ONIONS FROM SEED

STARTING ONIONS FROM SEED Hi my gardening friends. I’m back. The days are getting longer and that means more SUNSHINE. Wisconsin Winters are much too long, grey and cold. January 25, I seeded my onions. I have selected two types on ‘long day’ onions. A yellow onion called Patterson. This variety is suppose to store well. Not real huge but flavorful. My other selection is Red Wing. I grew this last year and it did quite well. I still have…

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FEEDING THE SOIL

FEEDING THE SOIL

Feeding the soil is the base of having a healthy body. Building a rich nutrient rich soil feeds the plants which in turn feeds us. The circle of life. This time of the year I have a lot of ‘green’ matter to compost. Some goes onto the compost pile, others are spread for a mulch and some I dig in around a plant. When doing the digging in I make sure I am away from the root ball of the…

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MUCH NEEDED RAIN

MUCH NEEDED RAIN

Beautiful rain yesterday and it continued during the night. I am getting ready for the ‘Open Days Conservancy Garden Tour. Signs, balloons and garden tasks done. Worked at twigging the flowers in the veggie garden. Cosmos, Marigolds and Verbena ‘Buenos Aries’ are beautiful. All attract the pollinators. The herbs, Anise Hyssop, Dill, Cilantro and Italian Flat Leaf Parsley are all flowering. I am leaving these go to seed for next year’s seed supply. The bees, butterflies and ME love herbs….

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SUMMER DAYS

SUMMER DAYS

I had a wonderful day. Went for my massage. A present I give to myself often. Healing my mind body and Spirit. I have an EXCELLENT LMT. She is five minutes from my house, very convenient. When she goes on vacation she has another LMT take her place. So I don’t have to go without their healing hands. I am very blessed to have Mary come into my life. It is an example of the saying, “When one door closes,…

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BOUNTIFUL BERRIES

BOUNTIFUL BERRIES

The raspberries are producing nicely. I started picking them July 6, which is around 6 weeks earlier than last year. I am thankfu I learned how to prune ever bearing raspberries. Last Fall I pruned the ‘old’ woody canes down to the ground and left the one year old green canes & the new canes standing. The one year old canes are the ones which are producing berries now and the new canes will produce in late summer. Might sound…

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