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Content tagged with “Barbara Ganley”

It Might Be Snowing, But the Garden Stirs
It has something to do with the light, the quality of it, the height of the sun at midday, the edging toward the...
Celebrating Radicchio
In the depths of winter, I'll succumb to temptation and buy a small burgundy head of chioggia radicchio at our local...
Planting a Healthy Juice Bed
March in Vermont this year has meant snow piling up and drifting, drifting and piling up. As Kate points out in...
Garden Tunnels: Because I cannot wait...
The spring sure is taking its sweet time this year in Vermont. The birds are back, the light is lifting, yet the cold...
It's Too Early to Hanker after Tomatoes
Blame it on EatingWell Magazine that I just ordered seeds for five more varieties of heirloom tomatoes. That’s on top...
The Kale Question
I just planted them in unmarked flats under the far, low grow-light, way out of the way. In another few weeks I’ll...
The Onions Are Growing Fast!
You can never grow too many onions. No matter how many I grow–and I grow a lot–I always start running out of them by...
Growing Lemongrass
I’m heading down into the basement to check on the lemongrass. A couple dozen seedlings, some started from seed, some...
Growing Artichokes
The first organic artichokes are in the market here in Vermont--from California. I was tempted to buy a couple, but...
The Appeal of the Season's Firsts: Time to Think, Time to Appreciate
I trust some of you are deep into spring by now. I sure hope so. We're not. Yet. This slow start to spring in...
Three Flowers to Grow for More Than Their Good Looks
Some people like to keep their flowers and veggies separate, each to its own garden--pretty here, useful there. Not me...
Got Garden Questions? Ask the Garden Coaches!
Whether you're a dedicated container gardener, a first-timer or a serious gardener, we're here to be your Garden...
What's growing in your garden at the end of April?
In spite of this misery of rain that has battered us this month (the rainiest April on record here), I'm pleased to say...
Surprises in the Spring Garden--Any to Report?
Thank goodness for the little surprises of the spring garden--with this relentless rain and the resulting muddy mess,...
Growing Figs in Vermont: Spring Fever
We've reached the turning point--the fields and woods have shrugged off their winter torpor and are decking themselves...
Are you harvesting anything from your garden yet?
First thing I do every spring/summer/fall morning (even in the rain) is head to the gardens and orchard to see how...
Edible Landscaping: Planting for Beauty and Taste and Nutrition
I've been wondering about my flower gardens lately--asking myself why I put so much energy into those lovely blooms...
More on Container Gardens: The Urge to Grow Our Own Food Wherever We Live
I'm just back from a visit with friends in Los Angeles. They are fabulous, caring cooks (one worked in some of the...
Four Fabulous Italian Vegetables To Add Variety to Your Table
So much of what I grow could star in any manner of Mediterranean meals--tomatoes, of course, and basil and oregano,...
Minding the Gap: The Gardener in Mid-June
Also published in the Addison Independent and at Open View Gardens. I’m trying to break a bad gardening habit. I’m...
Summer Solstice in the Garden
I grew up with a mother who gathered wildflowers and herbs on the summer solstice to dry over the year for burning the...
Still Time to Plant? Absolutely!
About this time of summer--with July 4 weekend heading our way--many gardeners feel a subtle shift in their...
Ten Tips to Help Ease Gardening Fatigue
My sister-in-law is about to come down with a bad case of mid-summer gardening fatigue. I can sense it creeping up on...
Starting a Garden in Midsummer
Lately I've been meeting more and more almost-gardeners--they think about gardening and talk about gardening. Because...
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