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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.

Planting Potatoes Year 2

Mobile Upload : Greenhouse Landscape Project 5/11 My First Potato / July 2010 Last year was the first year to experiment with growing  a garden in raised bed structures.  One of the hot topics on #gardenchat / Twitter was planting potatoes.  With a little help from my friends online I was educated about how easy it was to grow all types of […]

When To Fertilize

Petunias by Proven Winners Last week was the last of the  Outdoor Living Extravaganza Event hosted by Proven Winners for Spring 2011.  Four major cities in Canada and the United States were chosen to kick off  the planting season by holding a retreat and seminar featuring local garden specialist.  I attended the Canadian event held in Toronto, Ontario.   Toronto […]

The Outcast of Spring

With spring comes a few unwanted guest to our gardens. Today’s outcasts just happen to have wings and enjoy leaving unwanted ‘ekk’ in the pond. Don’t think I’m heartless because the River runs just an few acres from the pond where the rest of the ducklings swim. I’m guessing these two were the trouble makers!

Forced Friday

Forcing Branches Spring 2011 has brought some very cool temperatures which I’m sad to say I’m delighted with.  Is that a grammatically correct sentence? I do know that if  you  are are buried with tons of inside chores to do this time of year you totally know what I’m saying. As I sit here trying to capture […]

Short Note Saturday

Spring at My Desk From My Early Spring Desk The first week of ‘spring’ has passed  and I can’t help but wonder if this is going to be another one of those years when summer arrives before we are allowed to enjoy the blessings of the season upon us.  This week has flown by and I’m left scratching my […]

Big Goodbye to Winter

Zoomed in really didn’t do much for me until my critics tonight pointed out how cool it was to see the craters  and solar flares in the image. I’m more about what was going on in the garden as the large moon gleamed over the pond.  It was deathly quiet with only sounds of the […]