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February 21, 2024
Our favorite flowers and what they symbolize

 (a cheat sheet for bouquet building)   ‘Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound,” -Edwin Curran   A flower garden brings a bit of...

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Pinetree's Guide to Winter Sowing

Start your seeds outdoors this winter!   Stratification - The process that recreates the temperature conditions that would naturally break a seeds dormancy.     What is winter sowing? Some seeds need a...

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Ten Tasks To Prepare Your Garden for Winter—and Give You an Early Start to Spring

All around the Pinetree Garden Seed headquarters in rural Maine, we are already seeing sparks of red and yellow here and there among the trees. Cold weather comes earlier this...

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Kim's Green Onion Salt Recipe

Our Garden Goddess Kim treated us to some yummy homemade Green Onion Salt this fall.  She used the Parade Bunching Onions we grew in the trial gardens this year and...

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What’s Wrong with My Seedlings?

When gardening, it’s a known fact that you will have successes as well as failures. The failures can be caused by some sort of outside force that you have no...

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Pinetree's Perfect Pumpkin Bread Recipe

This Pumpkin Bread recipe is perfectly moist, balanced and buttery 🍞

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Growing Your Own Food and Why It Makes You So Happy

Did you know, there's a bacteria in your garden soil that actively prevents stress and inflammation?  There's no better flavor than that of veggies picked fresh from your own backyard....

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Windowsill Wonders: Small Pots, Little Effort, Big Benefits

Indoor gardening can be the perfect pick-me-up at any time of year but they are particularly comforting when it is cold outside and your backyard garden has gone dormant. Without...

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Pinetree's Guide to Seed Starting

Seed starting is where you plant your seeds indoors in the spring to give them a jump start on the growing season, so you can grow earlier and get your...

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