Monthly Archives: June 2014

On Our Way to Permaculture!

Last week, Cindy Heath, former Lebanon Rec Dept. Director, donated and planted 2 beautiful blueberry bushes in our community garden. With the crab apple tree Helen Brody planted, we are developing a more permanent method of food production. More blueberries … Continue reading

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The Secret is in the Soil

One of our new gardeners was distressed by the state of his peppers, eggplants, and tomatoes. Why were the leaves so yellow and the plants looking sickly? As luck would have it, Henry Homeyer, the Valley News “Gardening Guy’, made … Continue reading

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Jean’s and Melanie’s Garden

The garden is a wonderful place to wander with a camera, and Jean’s and Melanie’s garden, in particular, caught my eye. Peppers, kale, lettuce, arugula, spinach, garlic . . .  such varied colors, well-tended by Jean and her granddaughter Melanie.  … Continue reading

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Peony!

Frequently, something new emerges in the community garden,  but yesterday’s “new” was stunning: a beautiful peony in bloom. The flowers were at least eight inches across – I have never seen another peony like this!  Thank you Helen Brody for … Continue reading

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Pinch Back Basil to Boost Harvest

The red lines above indicate where to cut stems to assure a good harvest of basil.  Every time you pinch back a stem to a pair of buds, each bud will produce another pair of stems, doubling what was before.  … Continue reading

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