My Garden Today
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by Kathy
3M ago
It’s nearing the end of March and I have visions of a warm sunny spring with flowers and planting chores to do very soon. We have had dreary wet weather all winter it seems. Almost no snow, but many many cloudy rainy days. I look forward to the outdoor gardening season. My garden looks bleak... The post My Garden Today first appeared on Skippy’s Vegetable Garden ..read more
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Tending winter honeybees
Skippy's Vegetable Garden
by Kathy
1y ago
My honeybee hives are heavily insulated for winter. On the choice of ventilation versus insulation for bee hives, I have been going with heavy insulation. I have one larger old hive that is going through its third winter now, with its second queen. And I have a smaller hive on its first winter. A friend... The post tending winter honeybees first appeared on Skippy’s Vegetable Garden ..read more
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Red-winged Blackbirds Return Early
Skippy's Vegetable Garden
by Kathy
1y ago
It’s been a really weird winter. Hardly a winter at all. I’m hoping the wild flower seeds I winter sowed will get enough cold time to germinate. January 2023 was the the fifth warmest on record in Boston, Massachusetts and we have had almost no snow. Today we are making a run at 50 degrees... The post Red-winged Blackbirds Return Early first appeared on Skippy’s Vegetable Garden ..read more
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Microgreens!
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by Kathy
1y ago
  I grew a couple little pots of microgreens on my windowsill. I started the seeds on January 22. (17 days ago.) I used Botanical Interests Mellow Blend, which is an assortment of Brassica species (radish, broccoli, kale, and the like). They are perfect to cut and put on sandwiches today. Yummy! My sister and... The post Microgreens! first appeared on Skippy’s Vegetable Garden ..read more
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Popcorn! The best recipe!
Skippy's Vegetable Garden
by Kathy
1y ago
My husband makes the best popcorn! Tonight I was treated to  fantastic tray of it. I have a serious popcorn problem. I like to eat it by the handful. Scoop it up, stuff it in. OMG. But what is better than one piece of yummy popcorn – 10 pieces! My husband is the opposite. He... The post Popcorn! The best recipe! first appeared on Skippy’s Vegetable Garden ..read more
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New Plant Shelves and New LED Lights
Skippy's Vegetable Garden
by Kathy
1y ago
My husband rearranged my plant room with new seedling shelves and new LED plant lights. I have a small closet in the garage with it’s own thermostat that I use for seed starting. Shelves: This year, my husband set it up with two large Home Depot metal shelf units. They are on wheels so I... The post New Plant Shelves and New LED Lights first appeared on Skippy’s Vegetable Garden ..read more
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Skippy’s Seed Planting Calendar App
Skippy's Vegetable Garden
by Kathy
1y ago
My app is back at the Apple Store! This app is what I use to figure out when to plant my seeds. It tells you when to plant vegetable seeds based on your last frost date. Its $3.99 – about the price of a packet of seeds. If you try it out and you like... The post Skippy’s Seed Planting Calendar App first appeared on Skippy’s Vegetable Garden ..read more
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Washing Trays – A Gardener’s Winter Ritual
Skippy's Vegetable Garden
by Kathy
1y ago
Every winter, the first thing I do to get ready for planting seeds is to wash out my planting trays. I have a collection of at least a hundred and I reuse them as long as I can – until they fall apart. I have 10×20 inch support trays, both mesh and solid versions. And I... The post Washing Trays – A Gardener’s Winter Ritual first appeared on Skippy’s Vegetable Garden ..read more
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Snowy garden
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by Kathy
1y ago
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Honeybee on winter witch hazel blooms
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by Kathy
1y ago
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