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Winter Gardening into Spring

Winter Gardening into Spring

My winter gardening in zone 5 consists of windowsill gardening, a pallet garden that hangs on the wall and starting my first seeds for my spring and summer gardens. These would be vine and perennial seeds. When I set my indoor garden areas up I try to plan for spring with the thought of moving as much of my winter gardening outdoors when the weather improves. It’s easy to move containers and the pallet garden to a protected porch but the...

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How to plan The First Time Garden

If you plan on gardening for the first time here are a few ideas to help make your garden experience fun and successful. My first tip and most important tip: “Keep it simple and keep it fun.” Too many people overplant their first year. Flowers and herbs are easier to grow than vegetables. Why? They have less insect problems, usually need less watering and you aren’t getting used to a harvesting schedule. But vegetables are not hard...

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How to Bake Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds make a nutritional snack and are easy to prepare. And why throw away those seeds when you are carving your Halloween masterpiece or making a holiday pie? Harvesting pumpkin seeds Always wash your pumpkin well before cutting it. A pumpkin may look clean but chemicals might have been used when it was grown so wash it in warm soapy water and let dry. Carefully cut into your pumpkin. Scoop out the stringy membrane. If your pumpkin sat...

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How to Decorate a Pumpkin With Vegetables

There are many create ways to decorate your Halloween pumpkin. Many are carved and painted. Some are carved out and used as bowls. And a pumpkin used as a floral centerpiece has a beauty that is difficult to beat. So why not create a real focal point and decorate your pumpkin with vegetables? After all Pumpkins are vegetables; why not embellish them with more of the same? You can create one of a kind Halloween faces by adding carrot noses and...

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Falls Final Corn Roast.

Many fond summer memories revolve around picnics and corn roasts. Fall has arrived in NW PA and since there has been no frost there is still a corn harvest and the chance for one final corn roast before the leaves turn and the gardens finish up for the season. When it comes to serving corn at a picnic some people boil the corn indoors and bring it out while other will roast the corn in the husk in an open fire or on a grill. Roasted corn always...

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