Cousin Di’s Great Gardening Tip #2

Beans and portulaca
Beans and portulaca

Cousin Di has more advice for all you ardent gardeners. Here’s the second in her series of timely tips:

 “Keep a gardening journal.  This can be a simple coil notebook from the dollar store.  Keep track of where you grow things each year.  Don’t plant peas, beans or potatoes in the same place each year.  Note which varieties you grow, and whether or not they worked for you.  For example, two years in a row I planted green beans which turned out with black streaks right in the bean.  I changed varieties and never had a problem again.   During the year, whenever I read something interesting about gardening, I put it in my journal.”

 
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