Author Archive | Kristen Blaker

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Seed Starting Part 2

Transplanting Seedlings and Getting Them Garden Ready So you got through the first step…you planted your seeds for your spring garden. If you followed the steps in part one of this post, by now your seedlings should be growing and thriving. Now it is necessary to transplant them out of their tiny egg carton homes. […]

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Seed Starting Part 1

If you are like me, the first signs of an impending Spring send me grabbing my seed catalogs and gathering tools, ready to get a jumpstart on the gardening season. Depending on your climate, for many cold-hardy vegetables, March is the perfect time to get growing. Seed starting indoors is a great way to extend […]

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Gardening with Kids: Why it Matters

Our food choices are creating extreme consequences on our health, our economy, and our environment. Young children are being diagnosed as obese, the cancer rate is soaring, climate change is real, and our reliance on eating large amounts of meat is creating a dire need for intervention. Teaching children how to grow food and eat […]

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Grow Your Own Salad Mix Indoors

Although the weather outside is frightful (at least here in Vermont), growing your own food is so delightful! It will be months before many of us are back digging in the dirt, but we can still enjoy growing many yummy fruits and vegetables indoors. One of things I miss the most in the winter is […]

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Creating and Growing A Sunflower House

A sunflower house or little hut transforms your garden into a wonderland for children and adults to enjoy. It creates a private space, perfect for afternoon naps or reading a favorite book. And, of course, provides a great hiding spot during garden hide and seek! Creating a sunflower hut is simple and easy for children […]

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