Posts Tagged ‘plants’

Basic Gardening For U.S. Growing Zone 8

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We’re in the Deep South, that’s growing zone 8 here in the U.S., so we have a nice long growing season. I pretty much have a garden year around. One thing that I really appreciate about our long growing season is that it affords us lots of room for trial and error. We can replant or redo something we tried and failed at, usually with success. This past year (2014), we lost our first tomato planting due to the heavy spring rains, but we were able to replant and enjoy a wonderful harvest. On the down side of that, it also gives the grass and weeds a long time to regroup and try a new frontal attack.

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Seed Saving Savvy

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Saving your own seeds can be scary, especially to a farmer who hasn’t done this before, or for long. Even after all these years, I still hope I am doing it right and that they are viable. There are so many questions: “How…,”  “What can I…,” “What if…,”  all of these can be put to…

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