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Community Garden Contest, Historical Fertilizer Tips

By Denise

This is an article sent in for the Community garden contest that is from the 1800’s. It has been left in its original wording. I know most of the garden history tips came from “the Practical Gardener” Thomas Eden from Kentucky sent in these garden history pieces. There are five packets of seeds headed you […]

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Community Garden Contest, Second Place Winner

By Denise

This is an interesting write up on hot beds used in the 1800. It tells you how to set one up and the writing has not been modernized. Where it was originally printed I do not know but it was selected from http://www.gardenhistoryinfo.com It was sent in as part of the Community Garden contest and […]

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Espalier Plants – History and their care.

By Denise

Espalier plants are a different way of growing ornamental or fruiting trees and shrubs. It’s a challenge if you haven’t done it before and will improve your pruning skills. Espalier (pronounced “es-PAL-ye”) is any plant trained to grow in a flat plane against a wall, fence, or trellis. This practice was used in the old […]

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Old-Fashioned Gardening Tips

By Denise

I have a fascination with old garden lore and gardening tips. Most tips work or have a basis to them somewhere. Below are two I just found. They have the original date, and where they were published under the tip. A New England farmer says: “In my own gardening I have found a most satisfactory […]

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