Everyday Gardeners

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Written on January 28, 2010 at 4:35 pm , by

Garden gleanings from around the blogosphere and the rest of the web. These should help you start thinking about your garden for 2010.

Adrian Higgins of the Washington Post writes about the joys of having your own greenhouse. (Registration required to read the article. But you can go directly to Adrian’s blog for the text of his online chat about greenhouses from Thursday.)

The Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle (long one of our favorite February events) is getting set to kick off next week with new management. The Seattle Times home and garden page gives a preview.

This is not how we would recommend getting new plants for your garden.

Did you know that it’s illegal in some states to gather rainwater for use in your garden? Lawmakers in Utah are trying to change that in their state – while keeping all parties happy. Apparently, that’s not easy.

Another tasty tidbit from the Washington Post – this one about gardening in a small space from a favorite writer Barbara Damrosch.

Lots of people are looking for ways to hurry up spring. This delightful one comes from the Edwardsville, IL, Intelligencer.

Earth Times passes along this news release about garden wrist and knee braces made to fit women.

Live in the city and don’t think you can grow your own fruits or vegetables? Check out City Farmer News and you may be surprised to find you can garden successfully in town.

I love the BBC on gardening, even if some of the lessons don’t translate well to my place in central Iowa. Here’s Pippa Greenwood on spring cleaning.
And our friends in the American South can make us jealous. Take this article in the Macon, GA, Sun News, entitled “Gardeners, start your veggies.”

I just love the seeds I get from Johnny’s Selected Seeds in Maine. Here’s a piece from their blog about what’s new at their farm.

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