The Garden Blog at Pinder's

We Planted Our Veggies!

Earlier this week at the nursery, we prepped our beds by adding organic soils and fertilizers and yesterday we planted the first veggie plants of the season. Lettuce, Pac Choi, Broccoli, Cabbage and many more were planted, watered in, and put to bed for the night. Planting late in the afternoon helps the little veggie starts manage the stress from being planted, because they don’t...
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Creating a Refreshment Garden, From Kisti

Summer, it happens every year, and while there are so many wonderful things about it, it comes with a terrifically tough contender. The Summer heat!  So great at tiring us out, aggravating us, keeping us indoors, BUT also at giving us a great reason for seeking refreshment! Why not arm yourself against the heat of Summer with a Refreshment Garden and an arsenal of sippable...
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If You Plant It, They Won’t Come: Plants to Keep Mosquitoes Away

Memorial Day marked the unofficial start of Summer, which truly begins with the Solstice on June 21st. Summer makes me think of watermelon, corn-on-the-cob, sand in my shoes, and evenings on the patio after the sun gives us a break from the day’s heat. Summer also makes me think of mosquitoes and they certainly don’t make my Summer plans for sitting in the patio after...
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