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While many gardeners, myself included, carefully sow seeds in straight rows in the garden, fret over seedlings in trays and mutter when seeds take longer to sprout than expected, nature seems to scoff at all the fuss. More ...

 
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When it comes to estimating how much I need to grow to feed two people, it could be said that I err on the side of caution. It could also be said that perhaps I erroneously believe I live in a household of 10.

 
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Every gardener will relate to weather woes. Let’s face it, it’s not just the dwindling pile of firewood in the shed telling us it’s been a very cold winter; our plants are saying the same thing. I’m sure I’m not the only gardener lamenting the loss or damage of plants that have survived previous winters.