Author Archives: Sue the Gardener

The Best Slicing Cucumber

One of the best slicing cucumbers that I’ve found is called, “”. It is our favorite cucumber. This is a bitterless, burpless, small seeded, very crisp and always a straight cucumber, unlike other cucumbers that claimed their right to straightness … Continue reading

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What are all these Insects in my Asparagus?

What does an Asparagus Beetle look like? I know many of you wonder what happens to your asparagus plants when you’re not looking, asking why didn’t my asparagus come up? One of the problems that asparagus has is a little … Continue reading

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Seeding Asparagus

I thought I’d take a walk out in the yard and take pictures of the new baby Asparagus seedlings that are coming up volunteer everywhere, but it turned into a much bigger project…first about the baby asparagus. The birds love … Continue reading

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Where are the Corn Cobs?

I received a question the other day from a worried gardener. “Do the corn cobs form after it tassels?” All she could see were the beautiful corn stalks but not a cob in sight. At first sight it looked like the … Continue reading

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When should I prune my Grapes and Apples?

It is February and in zone 5 the time of year to prune our grape plants. The plants are still dormant and the sap has not begun to flow. This year it is a breeze to do the pruning as the … Continue reading

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When should I order my Seeds and Garden Supplies?

Spring will be here before you know it so you better get your seeds and supplies ordered. Some questions you will want to ask yourself is what are you going to plant in your garden this year, and how am I going to take … Continue reading

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When do I start my Petunia Seeds?

Are you asking yourself, when do I start my Petunia seeds? Petunia’s take 70 to 84 days from seed germination to first flowers, that is about 10 – 12 weeks. The commercial growers for the North-west area of the country … Continue reading

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What time of the year should I Fertilize?

I know it is hard to wait for Spring but there is four inches of snow on the ground and the night temperatures are still in the single digits, spring is coming right around the corner but it is not … Continue reading

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Too busy to water your houseplants?

Have you noticed how your houseplants get neglected when you are busy? Somewhere along the way I came up with this plan of watering my houseplants. With the wick method I only water and fertilize about once a month in … Continue reading

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What do I do with all these Eggs?

Where have all the eggs gone? That has been our question the last few weeks. The chickens love the weather and are all over the garden grazing on the bugs. But where are all their eggs? We have over 20 … Continue reading

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