Category Archives: Soil

Scabby Potatoes & Summery Salads

Print PDFScab is the athlete’s foot of the garden, present everywhere Cleaning Up Scabby Soil The Pea Patch I inherited produced a lot of volunteers this spring, relicts of past crops. I left a lot of the borage for the … Continue reading

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When Basil Blooms Too Soon

Print PDFPinching out blossoms makes basil bushy New Basils That Take Their Time As summer arrives—or doesn’t—I gotta say that I sometimes envy gardeners in Oregon and California. There, summer is a real presence, with warm days and sultry nights … Continue reading

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Ancient Weeds Don’t Give Up Easily

Print PDFDino food is still with us Out, Out Damned Horsetail This weekend I visited a wonderful older garden with a magnificent berm overlooking Puget Sound. It was good to have such a satisfying vista to admire because looking at … Continue reading

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Refreshing The Garden

Print PDFImage by Robin Cushman Boosting Summer Color After the first ebullient rush of spring color melds into summer beauty, many gardens experience a few hiccups along the way. The best way to avoid color gaps is to make the … Continue reading

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