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Ten Ways Cold Climate Gardeners Treat Cabin Fever

– Posted in: FAQ

A long winter is not for sissies. If you are a veteran of many northern winters, you probably already practice most of the tips I'm going to share below. But if you are new to the tribe of hardy plants and hardy souls, here are some ways to beat cabin fever. 1Light TherapyIn the land [...]

Two Plant-Related Children’s Books

– Posted in: Book reviews

I have pretty high standards when it comes to children's books. I don't like them to be preachy or didactic or otherwise disrespectful of the reader, who may or may not be a child. Last night D., my eight-year-old daughter, and I read two children's books by Kathryn O. Galbraith that I received as review [...]

High Mowing Seeds Giveaway

– Posted in: Seeds and Seed Starting

Cold climate gardeners save themselves a lot of grief and aggravation if they purchase their seeds from companies in similar climates who grow, or at least trial, at their location all the seed they sell. If a company has successfully grown a seed in its cold climate, you can be pretty certain it will do [...]

Seeds for Cold Climates

– Posted in: Seeds and Seed Starting

Seeds of vegetables grown in cold climates need to have a short length to maturity and an ability to tolerate cooler than typical temperatures--day and night. You can look in any general seed catalog for terms like "short growing season," "early-bearing," "tolerates cool evenings," or even the magic words, "especially bred for northern growers." It's [...]