Onion Harvest 2022 - How to Grow a New Crop Thoughtfully

My intention for the 2022 season was to grow a successful onion crop.

And I did!  I planted 72 onion sets and harvested 70. 

This post isn't about bragging. I wanted to share how I did it, and I hope it will help you when you want to grow a particular crop that seems too difficult, or one that you've failed growing in the past.  

 

Step 1: Set the Intention

The biggest step is to set your...

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Tutorial: A Beginner's Guide to Reading Vegetable Seed Packets

Seed packets for consumers like you and me are required by law to contain truthful information about the seeds in the packet. The intent of the law is to ensure the buyer knows exactly what they are buying, and to provide the consumer with some basic instructions for how to plant and grow the seed successfully. 

It seems pretty obvious. The information on a seed packet is regulated at a national level to provide...

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Cooperative Extension - The Best Kept Secret in Gardening

I have been yearning to write about this topic for almost a year, now. Forgive me if I "geek out" a little in this post.

I'm so in love with cooperative extensions

This "best kept secret" in gardening in the United States is for everyone - you have near you, too! 

Definition

A Cooperative Extension service is an outreach service of the United States Federal Government. Specifically, it's a program of the...

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Community Garden Confidential - a Free webinar from Till and Trowel

Mostly I blog about garden skills, community garden facts, garden results and harvests, etc. 

This week, I'm taking a moment to tell you about my upcoming webinar called "Community Garden Confidential." 

First of all, it's free! I'm offering it on two dates. Click one of the dates below to sign up!

I developed this webinar for a couple...

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Three Strategies to Step Up Your Gardening Game

Did you grow a vegetable garden in 2020? 

Gardening was an actual trend in 2020, thanks to the pandemic. In fact, Google reports that "how to start a vegetable garden" was searched twice as much in 2020 than 2019." (from Google Trends {trends.google.com} "A Year in Search 2020," downloaded 12/28/20).

In late March, NPR reported that people planted more vegetable gardens because they were worried about shortages. Breck's, a plant...

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