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Great Lawn Guaranteed! Apply Lime Now!

by Polly Creating Healthy And Balanced Soil

The reason to apply lime is to encourage a thick, vigorous stand of grass. Lime provides calcium, a nutrient required for healthy turf growth. It is often lacking in Western Washington soils. Applying lime also raises soil pH, creating a better environment for nutrient uptake. Midwinter is the ideal time to apply lime because harsh […]

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Brussels Sprouts: Cold Weather Makes Us Taste Sweeter!

by Polly Garden Recipes

Brussels sprouts are the best friends a cold-climate gardener can ever ask for.  Even in a family of cool-weather lovers, these tiny cabbages stand out. Not only do they shrug off cold spells that would turn most veggie plants to mush, but getting nipped by a few good frosts actually makes them taste sweeter. Experts […]

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Frost Bites. Asparagus Under Cover!

by Polly Garden Recipes

Asparagus is the first vegetable to emerge in the garden in spring. Nothing brightens up a spring table better than a plate of asparagus. One of the few perennial vegetables,asparagus  remains productive in the garden for 15 years or longer. I’ve been eating my own home-grown asparagus for two years now, and I love having […]

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Success With Rhubarb For A Truly Lazy Gardener

by Polly Green Living

Growing rhubarb is easy…it needs very little from you. Very few plants are as beautiful, produce as well and love neglect as rhubarbs. Though they are a vegetable, we generally treat them as a fruit…so, I celebrate their spring arrival with visions of baked goods dancing in my head. Unlike most vegetables rhubarb is a […]

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Potatoes Gee Whiz. Potatoes Selection Secrets Revealed.

by Polly Garden Recipes

If you think that potatoes come only in red, tan, or russet on the outside and white on the inside, you’re in for a real surprise. There are at least 5, 000 varieties of potatoes in the world, in colors that will knock your socks off! So will the flavor. The taste of the potato […]

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