Skippy’s planting calendar apps

Planning the Garden
I was asked about my planting calendar apps the other day. They are being completely re-coded and updated. I’m updating all dates, adding vegetables, and other new features. I’m moving some planting dates a week or so earlier or later, based on my recent experience and some training classes. While…
 
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a new plan for a new year

Planning the Garden
I am very excited about my new garden plan for my Community Garden plot. I have a plan to grow a great mix of plants that are all Companions. I’ll grow them intermixed rather than in patches so they have the benefit of being near their companions. I was a…
 
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tasty compact vegetables to grow

Planning the Garden
See my post at the National Garden Bureau! It’s all about Tasty Compact Vegetable Seeds to Grow. These are old and new varieties that I discovered while on my California tour of vegetable breeders with the AAS and NGB last summer.
 
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choosing tomato varieties

Planning the Garden, Tomatoes
All America Selections (AAS) is a great place to start when looking for new tomato varieties to try. It’s is a national, non-profit plant trialing organization that tests new, never-before-sold varieties and selects winners with superior performance. I toured a dozen seed breeders in CA with AAS last summer and…
 
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2019 variety list

Planning the Garden
Arugula Beets Boro Bok Choi Asian Delight, Mei Qing Choi, Win-Win Choi Broccoli Bay Meadows, Diplomat, Piracicaba Brussels Sprouts Dagan Cabbage Alcosa, Minuet Napa, Red Express, Tendersweet Carrot Amarillo, Bolero, Mokum, Scarlet Nantes Celeriac Mars Cilantro Slo-bolt Corn Northstine Dent, Painted Mountain Dent, Jerry Petersen Blue Flint, Robust 997 Popcorn…
 
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vegetable, flower, and herb plants for shade

Planning the Garden
Last Sunday I worked in the “Ask-A-Master-Gardener” booth at the Boston Flower Show. The most popular question I had was: What should I plant in my shady garden? I have several shady areas in my gardens. Knowing what plants will grow there is helpful. Here’s a list I’ve put together. …
 
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when to plant vegetable seeds

Planning the Garden, Seeds, Starting Seeds
It’s definitely time to sow seeds now. Here are some suggestions to figure out when is the best time to plant different types of seeds. – Try the iPhone calendar apps I wrote, I use these to plan when to plant: Skippy’s Vegetable Calendar App and Skippy’s Flower and Herb…
 
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