Gardening Secrets Newsletter June 2009

June 28, 2009

It’s back! After a rather lengthy absence the Gardening Secrets Newsletter is back in production and was delivered earlier this month to everyone that is on the current e-mail list.

If you didn’t receive your copy, or have changed your e-mail address since the last issue, head on over and sign up for your free newsletter subscription right now while the June 2009 issue is still available.

Now Appearing in this Month’s Organic Gardening Newsletter

This month the newsletter details all the changes taking place in the Veggie Gardening Tips plot this spring including; new growing beds, the search for a rabbit proof fence, a perennial vegetable bed, the latest mushroom logs being  inoculated, and a few ornamental edible fruits that were recently planted.

The feature article covers some interesting statistics related to the rapid rise in the popularity of organic vegetable gardening and offers a little inspiration to proceed with that favorite backyard DIY project that you’ve been procrastinating on for far too long!

The Tips n’ Tricks section of the Gardening Secrets Newsletter includes some ideas to keep those varmints out of the garden and creative ways to turn those cold frames into a year round gardening device.

Reader contributions this month include one gardener’s success eliminating groundhogs with nothing more than a piece of bubble gum. Another reader shares his tip for arranging perfectly spaced seedlings in the raised bed garden, and a question is fielded concerning the best ingredients for constructing the perfect compost pile.

Thanks for All the Compliments Regarding the Newsletter

I would like to thank everyone for all of the appreciation, compliments, and inspiration that I received from subscribers letting me know just how much they enjoy and missed the newsletter. Here are a few of the kind words that I received:

“Thanks for the newsletter, happy to see it in my mailbox again. I had been wondering what happened to it. Lots of good info! I found you when I was searching for info on lamb’s quarters. Got what I needed from your site and subscribed to your newsletter right then. Thanks again for your wonderfully newsy newsletter. A welcome sight in my mailbox!” – Suz F.

“It is wonderful to know that the newsletter has been restarted. Motivation for us all to continue on. May it all go well for you in your new gardening adventures. And thanks for giving us a spurt on to get back into doing a good job ourselves.” – Wendy M.

“I love your website and the newsletter. Thanks for sharing.” – Joy N.

“I just discovered this website and all I’ve got to say is WOW! I subscribe to a lot of gardening newsletters and forums, and this one is very thorough and easy to navigate.” – Jane B.

“I received your Newsletter this week after quite a long time without getting it. I really enjoyed reading it again and it is quite inspirational. I live in Australia so we are in winter at the moment. Have been gardening full time (semi-self-sufficient) for about twenty years but still have a lot to learn. Keep sending the Newsletter. Just love to hear and see what others are doing.” – Elizabeth S.

I had so much fun working on this month’s Gardening Secrets Newsletter and the follow-up that I realized the readers weren’t the only ones who missed it. I’m committed to publishing the newsletter and getting it out to you on a much more regular basis. So if you enjoy this blog but still haven’t subscribed to the newsletter, or if you need to update your e-mail address now is the perfect time to sign up for the Gardening Secrets Newsletter.

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  • Hi, Kenny – I’m enjoying reading your newsletter. About fencing with smaller holes: what we did is a double fence. 5′ of the larger mesh, and then on the bottom 2′ or so (including 8″ sunken underground by digging a trench) we attached ratwire (also called mesh hardware cloth) to the fence to keep out the smaller and burrowing critters. So far, so good…

  • Kenny Point

    Thanks Debbie, that’s a great idea about adding a smaller mesh hardware cloth to make it more difficult for smaller animals to sneak through.

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