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Go Forth and Multiply: The Art of Propagation

October 14, 2020 at 1:45 pm

Editor’s Note: We’re reaching into Michelle’s Smith’s archives for posts as useful now as when they were first published.   What to do this week Soon the autumn gales will strip the leaves off the trees and shrubs and the cold nights will send them into their winter slumber. ThatRead More

Soil blockers. (Photo by Michelle Smith)

Gardening Tips: Making Mudpies

February 13, 2019 at 12:30 pm

What to do this week Back in the day, when I got ready to start my transplants, it meant rummaging through my collection of old flower pots, cell packs and cut-down milk cartons. Like all good gardeners I tried to recycle and my Scotch soul hated to buy new plasticRead More

Gardening Tips for Seedy Characters: Week 4

Gardening Tips for Seedy Characters: Week 4

February 1, 2017 at 2:05 pm

What to do this week: When you think about what seeds need to germinate, the main thing is soil, obviously. You want your soil to hold water, but not too much. Roots need air too, just like us. So you want something that holds water but doesn’t get soggy, holdsRead More