Garden Installation

2016 Early Season Garden Projects and Activities

March 31, 2016

With spring’s arrival and the weather steadily improving expect a flurry of activity both in the garden and here on the Veggie Gardening Tips website! This post will fill you in on what I’ve been up to, as well as what I have planned for the start of this growing season. My first highlight this year was […]

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Bean Seeds

Buying Heirloom Seeds Direct from the Farm

March 30, 2016

The first batch of seeds that I started indoors a few weeks ago was transplanted into the garden last weekend. They are hardy crops like lettuce, kale, collards, and broccoli that can handle a spring cold snap. There are also ginger and turmeric seeds pre-sprouting indoors in flats, and this weekend I will start planting […]

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Cultivator Attachment

Troy-Bilt TrimmerPlus Attachments Review

November 23, 2015

It’s been two years since I received and reviewed the TB675 EC String Trimmer and that machine has continued to start and operate without a snag. My favorite aspects of the trimmer have been the reliability and easy starting with the JumpStart enging starter, and the fact that it runs on straight gasoline, so I […]

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PASA Conference Auction

PASA’s 25th Annual Farming for the Future Conference

November 20, 2015

I often post an article about the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture’s winter conference shortly before the event takes place in February, but this year I thought I would provide more advance notice and encourage those who are interested in the event to plan ahead for it. The schedule, speakers, workshops, and all the other details regarding […]

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Flex Wide-Area Mower

Troy-Bilt FLEX Yard Care System Update

October 30, 2015

Now that I’ve had a full summer season to use the new Troy-Bilt FLEX Yard Care System in my backyard I thought it would be a good time to provide an update to my previous FLEX review and to share a video with you. I still love the FLEX Mower and have not encountered a […]

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White Currants

Ten Unique Fruits for the Backyard Garden

October 26, 2015

This year has been a great season for growing fruits in the backyard garden. From the berry plants that opened the season to the kiwi fruits that are closing it out. Fruits are a great addition to the backyard and can be cultivated in the garden, scattered throughout the landscape, or be confined to containers on […]

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Troy-Bolt Tools

Getting a Grip on Premium Troy-Bilt Hand Tools

September 18, 2015

Hand tools are an essential item for backyard gardeners, and using high quality tools means you’ll get the job done quicker while experiencing less wear and stress on the limbs and body. Good quality also makes the purchase of garden tools an investment that will last for years, or even generations! I have high-quality digging […]

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Bumble Bee

Attracting Beneficial Insects with the Plants they Love

July 30, 2015

Many gardeners are intent on keeping bugs out of their garden, but I’m happy to invite them in for a visit, and then encourage them to make themselves right at home inside my veggie garden! Of course I’m referring to beneficial insects; the ones that pollinate flowers and feast on the bad bugs for dinner. […]

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Burpee Bee Garden

Burpee’s Early Season Garden Writer’s Gathering

July 2, 2015

Last Friday I was invited to Burpee’s Fordhook Farm to participate in an Early Season Garden Writer’s Gathering. This event was an opportunity to tour the farm and trial gardens, explore an organic kitchen garden, attend gardening presentations, mingle with other garden writers and members of Burpee’s team, indulge in some great food, and other interesting […]

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