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Weekly Garden/Nursery Update September 17th and What can you do with a ton of peppers?

Greetings.  I’m hoping the gardening season continues to treat you well.  Here at the garden/nursery some things are wrapping up, like tomato season.  We have a few tomatoes still on really raggedy and blighted plants, and probably once those ripen that will be it for the year as far as tomatoes go.  Peppers are stillContinue reading “Weekly Garden/Nursery Update September 17th and What can you do with a ton of peppers?”

¿Qué hacer con una abundancia de ajíes?

Este año tenemos el maravilloso problema de tener demasiados ajíes. ¡Sí, yo sé, pobre nosotros!  Pero, los he cultivado de semilla, he cuidado las plantas, y quiero utilizarlos bien. He dado unos ajíes a familia, vecinos, y amigos, pero, la mayoría de ellos tienen sus propias plantas que obtuvieron de nuestro vivero, así que tienenContinue reading “¿Qué hacer con una abundancia de ajíes?”

Book Review – The Plant Propagator’s Bible by Miranda Smith

I’ve been propagating plants in some form or another for 8 years now, starting off by starting seeds and going through to working with cuttings, division, and layering.  After reading Miranda Smith’s The Plant Propagator’s Bible, I can tell you that I still have a lot to learn!  This small book is jam packed withContinue reading “Book Review – The Plant Propagator’s Bible by Miranda Smith”

South Hills Spotlight – South Park Demonstration Garden (from the Penn State Extension)

After living in the South Hills most of my life, and now having lived about 5 minutes away from South Park for over a decade, I’m still discovering new things around here.  I was taking my girls to a new summer camp the GPS took me down McConkey Rd, which I’ve never been down before,Continue reading “South Hills Spotlight – South Park Demonstration Garden (from the Penn State Extension)”

Pepper Pruning

There are two camps of pepper growers out there, those that prune and those that do not.  I fall into the “do not prune” group, with a couple of exceptions.   Peppers (and tomatoes and eggplants) can be pruned to become more bushy and less upright.  Some growers say this increases yield.  I don’t disagree orContinue reading “Pepper Pruning”

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