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Canning Fruit and Vegetables

I know its early. But I just thought I would touch on this. I don’t think canning is really a dieing art. But with today’s busy life style it is clearly not as popular. But will the economy bring it back? There are some fruits and vegetables I prefer canned, and some I prefer frozen. […]

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How to start a Strawberry Bed-Zone 4 Strawberries

I was out hunting mushrooms and came across some ripe wild strawberries. They are so good but also so small. They are no match for the present day strawberry plants we have available today. If you have wanted to start a strawberry bed but missed your opportunity this past spring. Get your garden area for […]

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How to test the soil in your Vegetable Garden

It is a good idea to test your soil in an existing garden every 2 to 3 years. Don’t wait until you start having problems. By doing regular testing you can stay on top of it. Especially soil ph. Even if you have a good fertilization technique, the ph still can change. I don’t think […]

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How good is the soil in your Vegetable Garden?

When I first started gardening my soil was 98% sugar sand. I can remember thinking what kind of a vegetable garden is this going to be? To my surprise with some work it grew some of the nicest squash and melons I had ever tasted. Unfortunately, we can’t always choose the type of soil we […]

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Tips for keeping Deer out of your vegetable garden and away from your fruit trees

This is a problem I have dealt with all of my gardening life. If you live in an area with a large deer population then you know this problem can be huge. There is nothing more disappointing then to have a very nice garden full of vegetables and have it wiped out or destroyed in […]

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How to Grow Blueberries in your backyard zone 4 garden

Delicious blueberries in the summer-beautiful red ornamental leaves in the fall. To grow high bush blueberries in zone four at one time was almost impossible. Though the years the development of new varieties has made it very possible. I guess for the most part it is kind of an in-between. The plants don’t get as […]

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How to Grow big watermelons in your Northern vegetable garden

I love melons-especially fresh ones. To be honest I never liked cantaloupes when I was younger. They never seemed to have any flavor. Then I grew my own. They were great! You just can’t beat the flavor of vine ripened. The first thing is you have to realize you can grow the bigger watermelon varieties […]

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How to Plant Fruit Trees

What a fast winter. I guess what they say is true. The older you get the faster time goes buy. Anyway, enough of that. Every year it seems like I plant at least a couple of fruit trees. This year I added two more cherry trees and a Reliance peach. The cherry trees do pretty […]

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Gardening Tips for Early Tomatoes

I think every person I know that has a vegetable garden strives to get early tomatoes. Here in the north country to get them by the end of July can be a real challenge. I have been able to get early tomatoes by the 4th of July. But it takes a lot of work. The […]

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The Benefits of Gardening the Hydroponic Way

Gardening has been considered to be one of the most therapeutic rewards for North Americans. Gardening stimulates all of the senses, giving great satisfaction and pleasure. Hydroponics is the growing of plants without the use of soil. A variety of hydroponic gardening techniques exist and just about any plant can be grown with hydroponics. Hydroponic […]

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