Tips On Growing Tomatoes Successfully

Growing Tomatoes Successfully is a little like raising children, they both need nourishment, a warm home environment, and tender loving care. Whether you want to grow several rows of heirloom  tomatoes in a large vegetable garden in the country or just one cherry tomato plant in a pot on your sunny patio or balcony, the requirements […]

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Spring is here…Let’s Start Gardening

Every season in New England is wonderful but at the end of a very snowy winter, I can’t help but look forward to the warmth of spring, the first flower blossoms opening, and starting seeds for my vegetable garden. Spring is here…let’s start our gardening. Before I start the new planting season, I enjoy looking […]

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Heirloom Tomato Seedlings

The heirloom tomato seeds that I planted three weeks ago germinated in less than a week. If you read my earlier post about spring, then you saw how I planted them in a seed flat. I took them from the potting shed and placed them in my bathtub to germinate. The sunny bathtub worked wonderfully. […]

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Spring Has Arrived And The Battle Begins

The official first day of spring, the Vernal Equinox has arrived. Celebrated in the northern hemisphere, spring offers a rebirth…the start of new beginnings. I am celebrating the day by starting my tomato seeds. And this is where my battle begins with “mother nature”. Will this year’s garden be blessed with sun, balmy breezes, and […]

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So little time, so much change

We call Orchard Hill Farm in New Hampshire home even though we usually spend six months of the year at our cottage in Maine. We return home often to keep up on what is happening there. My work in the orchard is done this time of the year. The pruning is finished and we no longer spray. […]

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