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Tomato season in high gear

Tomato season is in high gear at Little Cedar. You know we’re calling our property Little Cedar, right? That’s because my sister-in-law, Maria, said our garden reminded her of Big Cedar Lodge when she visited us in spring, and she dubbed our garden “Little Cedar.” We loved the name...

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Buying seeds

It’s good and bad when seed catalogs show up in our mail boxes just before Christmas. The good part is they give gardeners something to do when everything outdoors is brown and gray. If you’re lucky and live where you get snow, at least it’s pretty. Here, everything is rather ugly...

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Tomatoes I’m trying this season

Time to start tomato seeds in Oklahoma. I want to set my plants out toward the end of April. A bit early perhaps, but if I must, I’ll use row covers for a week or two, or coffee cans to hold in heat while foiling cutworms. I’m trying to...

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Dear Friends and Gardeners, June 21, 2010

Dear Carol, Mary Ann and all those who walk in the garden way, This time of year, the sun is all smiles for the garden. In spite of the twelve inch in twenty-four hours rain, I discovered my plants were still thirsty a few days after especially in the...

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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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