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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Get Your 2017 Growing On With My Wall-Calendar Help!

Dear Folks,

Gardeners start turning their mind and eye to what to grow, what to plant next, as we head towards the end of the year, and the New Year and maybe new plants beckon.

My wall-calendar (also available in PDF form) is the key for USDA Zone 9b and above, which includes the desert southwest (Phoenix Metro area etc.) and the Deep South.

Each month it shows you want to plant, gardening tips and maintenance information.

We can garden year-round in the Phoenix Valley of The Sun,  however there are optimal times for planting/sowing to achieve best success.

The photos are all from my gardens.

Amazon - with herb pairing tips, staple bound

My Bound Version with extra herb pairing cooking tips at the back

My publisher Spiral-Bound Print version

PDF version - have at your fingertips at all times.

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My favorite New Year Planting Tip - Plant Potatoes!!!

It is my personal tradition to start the New Year by planting my potatoes on New Year's Day.

A number of years ago I did a photo collage of how to grow potatoes in a raised bed on TOP of the soil.  I decided on a simple frame raised bed,.worked the soil to loosen it, laid out the starter potatoes (seed potatoes), then covered with mulch, watered and keep the watering up and continued adding mulch

The concept is to make it easier to harvest.  The KEY is the growing tubers and base of the plant MUST be covered in mulch at all times, to avoid the toxic greening condition in the spuds (which is caused by exposure to the sun).  You can easily do this in a very large pot or high raised bed.  Keep the plants at least 6 inches in from the sides and keep adding mulch as the plants grow.

Have a wonderful, save and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

-- Catherine, The Herb Lady

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