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Posted on 31 December 2010 by urbangardencasual.com

Winter Blues, Gardening Blues, and Windowsill Gardening

windowsill1By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

Every gardener knows what it means when the winter wind blows and the ground freezes over.

The dreaded gardening blues.

I have tried many different things to over come this gardening depression but nothing really treats this little known disease.

I have tried watching movies but when I see land I dream of gardening. I have tried to review my gardening journal but as I look at the pictures I dream of gardening.

And the gardening blues really play loud when the dark days of winter go on and on and I am waiting for the gardening catalog. So this year I am going to try a new treatment to my gardening blues that is windowsill gardening.

Windowsill gardening is as simple as Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 28 December 2008 by urbangardencasual.com

Gardening Calendar

By Cindy Naas

With the arrival of January and a new year, it’s time to start planning for the coming summer!

It may not be necessary to map out every detail of your upcoming garden, but it certainly is an activity which will keep gardeners off the streets and out of trouble during the remainder of the long winter.

1. Order seed catalogs – I have a running list of seed companies whose products I’ve used before and have some new names added. January is the best time to send off for the catalogues. Spending a few hours poring over new varieties of veggies and fruits will inspire your imagination when everything outside is covered in snow.

2. Review your garden journal – I am a firm advocate of keeping a journal of everything planted in one’s garden. You can Read the rest of this entry »

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