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Only the strong survive

Survivors, the strong ones, the pioneers, the natives . . . am I speaking of people or plants? The same rules apply. You gotta be tough to make it out here. Perhaps, as the song says, “Only the good die young,” but I don’t think so. Instead, Billy Joel...

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Pollinating summer squash

All looks well in my vegetable patch doesn’t it? Well, looks can be a bit deceiving. As you may know, I have very few bumblebees this year. All pollinators are down in spite of my efforts to spray nothing harmful and to grow all their favorite foods. Summer squash...

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Dear Friends and Gardeners June 14, 2010

Dear Carol, Mary Ann and all of our gardening friends, A huge thunderstorm is roaring through much of Oklahoma this morning, and our weather station shows six inches of rain so far. I have the windows open because at 66F, it is wonderfully cool. As for the veggie garden,...

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Dear Friends and Gardeners, June 7, 2010

Dear Carol, Mary Ann, and all of our other friends, Hi everyone! Sorry I was gone so long. I couldn’t tell you where I was because I left the older kids at home alone. I know, can you believe it? Diva is almost eighteen and ASW is fifteen and...

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Best and easiest vegetables to grow in Oklahoma

On my stats page, I’ve noticed I’m getting a lot of searches for which vegetables grow best in Oklahoma.  First let me say, growing anything in Oklahoma is a dare.  You never know if spring will suddenly end, and 108F weather will linger for days; or, whether a hail...

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Dear Friends and Gardeners, April 12, 2010

Dear Carol, Mary Ann and all other gardening friends, I hope you had a good weather week. Other than the hail on April 6th, and the one cold, but not freezing night, I think we are “go” for spring. A couple of the tomatoes I planted too early have...

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