Monthly Archives: April 2012

In the Garden: Keeping Bugs at Bay

Organic Vegetable Garden (OVG), April 26th: Protect Your Seedlings. In the next couple weeks, most people will be planting seedlings. Protect the tender young plants from cutworms and slugs with collars made from newspaper.  Collars should be about 3 inches … Continue reading

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In the Garden: Give your Seedlings Room to Grow

Organic Vegetable Garden (OVG), April 21st: As heartbreaking as it can be, you just got to yank out some of those cute little seedlings when they start sprouting in a nice green row. Thinning, just like weeding, reduces competition between … Continue reading

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In the Garden: It’s Hard to be a Seedling

Organic Vegetable Garden (OVG), April 19th: If you have been tenderly nurturing seedlings in your home for the past few weeks, you should begin thinking about “hardening off” your young plants.  Hardening off is very important—if you do not do … Continue reading

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Make the Most of Mulch

Organic Vegetable Garden (OVG), April 5th: We have been busy in the organic vegetable garden preparing our beds for all the little seedlings that are being nurtured under grow lights.  An important part of this process is adding leaf mulch … Continue reading

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