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Gardening in zone 5b

North America is divided into gardening zones to help categorize and create organization when sharing garden information. This is where you will find information about growing in zone 5b Ohio.

Canning Tomatoes: Complete the Circle

I’ve been using the Hot Bath Method to set up many different types of tomatoes for the past 12 years.  In this video I share with you tomato canning day in my kitchen.    For a list of what you will need to do this project refer to my blog post at Canning Tomatoes Part1 . […]

Autumn Walk in the Black Swamp

Did I mention how much I love using Wordpress? Using a new way of sharing images that are in the blog gallery in todays share from my neck of the woods. It is beginning to look like Autumn in BGgarden.
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Canning Tomatoes Part 1

It All Starts with a Seed In the early spring 2010 I shared with you some planting tips I learned online at some of my favorite websites. As the seasons turned from spring to summer I planted the tomatoes, enjoyed watching them grow, harvested for daily menu use and today I am going to share […]
Doubling Cosmos

Friday Flaunt

Cosmos ‘Snowpuff’ : wonderful to find this blooming in my raised bed today. Forgive me for such a short post but I am on my way to Dallas, Texas to cover the GWA  Garden Writers Association presents the “Virtual Garden Tour” from Dallas .  

And the Winner Is…….

Thank you everyone for making this another fun BGgarden Networking event! Note: if you want to find out more about Corona Tools or the 62nd Annual GWA Symposium or take a closer look at the SPIN BIN click on the highlighted links! I want to thank everyone once again for making this event extra fun! […]

I’m Celebrating Garden Networking!

I was ecstatic to find during my daily visit over to my Facebook site at the to find that I had hit 1,000 friends. The BGgarden Facebook page is where I share what is going on in my life of gardening following the same shares here on my blog. Now I know that it’s […]
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Passion in the Harvest

I do believe that today I picked the last of my large harvest of tomatoes for Summer ’10.  My five gallon bucket was filled to the top with a collection of some of the best tomatoes I have ever grown.  The tomatoes that are have produced above and beyond my expectations include Pink Brandywine, Amish […]
Chocolate Zucchini Forest Cake

Sinful Veggie: Chocolate Zucchini Cake

It is hard for me to imagine there is anything healthy in this yummy helping of Chocolate Zucchini Forest Cake in the photo above. It is true, not only does it have eggs in the ingredients it has zucchini. Leave it to me to make it sinfully and loaded with calories! Growing what we eat […]

Wake Me up Raindrops

Raindrops – a rare treat in the garden this summer…. Woke up to the sound of raindrops on my bedroom window and it felt like Christmas morning. Unfortunately, it was only a little drizzle that was done before my first cup of coffee was complete. Variegated Morning Glory ‘Minibar Rose’ Amazing what a few raindrops […]
This tropical bloom is lighting up my back deck just in time for Fertilize Friday.

Thank You Annie : Fertilize Friday

It is my busy time of the year being a Mommy who loves to harvest and preserve her veggie garden. As I was admiring that amazing tropical bloom I quickly realized that I needed to thank my dear friend Annie for her wonderful Haven Brew that she produces to help gardeners like me grow natural. […]
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Wednesday Wordy When it comes to Webs

And if you think you are sitting down beside me in the greenhouse this winter.... you have another thing coming! I'm breaking the rules again today when it comes to garden blogging. Wordy Wednesday is just my thing!

Make You Smile Tuesday Bloom

The arrival of the sunflowers usually means that summer is at close end in my neck of the woods. These days I have been growing early bloomers like the Del Sol Sunflower (top photo) that bloom in 50 days. I am loving this variety that grows to 5 feet tall with numerous blooms on one […]
Organic Pinapple Tomato from Natures Crossroads

Little Or Big : Grow It Natural!

  I’m super proud to announce that this is the first of my completely grown GREEN tomatoes! These seeds were sent to me from Natures Crossroads out of Indiana in early spring. The seeds were started in my greenhouse which was maintained completely green and then transplanted to my Veggie Garden which was fertilized by […]

Friday Flaunt – Whats your Bloom?

I’m loving the blooms of my rows of zinnias out in the veggie garden. This hot red is from Mix pack by Burpee Seed that I purchased at Walmart for $1 . I have been enjoying these as cut flowers in my favorite vase in our home. As I snapped some shots of what I […]

Are You My Mother?

Today while out picking tomatoes for a yummy sandwich to be served at lunch, I spotted this rough looking butterfly. I had seen this critter flying around my garden early this week. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera in hand so I could share it on the Garden Network with hopes of finding out what […]