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Post  sfg4uKim on 1/2/2012, 7:39 pm

Are there any Mid-Atlantic specific garden blogs or web sites you like? What do you like about them?

One I particularly like is appropriately named Mid-Atlantic Gardening.

The author, Stacey, has a different "type" of article/post each Monday-Friday:
Monday is "Did You Know?"
Tuesday is "Pests and Diseases"
Wednesday is "Plant Profiles"
Thursday is "Reader Questions"
Friday is "Free For All" where she covers other fun gardening topics

Today's (1/2/12) Did You Know? is a great article about GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms a.k.a. Franken-Food).

Last Friday's (12/30/11) "Free For All" featured a list of 22 goals she wants everyone to consider doing in the New Year. Here it is:

  1. Start a compost pile
  2. Expand your existing compost pile so that you can turn more of your scraps into black gold
  3. Add vermicomposting (worm composting) which can be done under your kitchen sink
  4. Start a vegetable garden
  5. Expand your vegetable garden
  6. Plant a container of herbs or other veggies if your space is limited
  7. Add perennial veggies like strawberries or asparagus to your garden
  8. Add perennial shrubs like blackberries or gooseberries to your landscape
  9. Add an orchard, even if it is only a couple of trees
  10. Expand your orchard to include other producers like paw paws, pecans, and figs
  11. Add a rain barrel to catch stormwater runoff from your roof that can be used to water your garden
  12. Start your own vegetable, perennial or annual seeds indoors
  13. Build a cold frame that you can use to harden off your seedlings
  14. Add a greenhouse – it doesn’t have to be big or extravagant to get the job done
  15. Add compost to your landscape – if your trying to improve your lawn,
    add a 1/4″ layer over the top. Remember it’s all about feeding the
    soil, not the plants.
  16. Add hardscaping like paths or pergolas
  17. Add lighting to your landscape so that it can be enjoyed after sunset
  18. Add plants that will attract beneficials so that they can fight your battles against pests for you
  19. Add a beehive
  20. Add bat houses
  21. Add bird houses, bird baths and/or bird feeders
  22. Commit to using less or no pesticides in 2012

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Post  newstart on 1/2/2012, 7:44 pm

Alot of get ideas. will have to do many of them this year. Also will check out the blog thanks
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 1/2/2012, 11:43 pm

Personally, I've found it hard to find decent blogs on any subject. However, if a few do a lot of the work....or already know of some....this is a great idea to share with the forum as a whole.

I may put the same topic in our region. Maybe at some point, we all collaborate. You don't mind, do you?
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Post  sfg4uKim on 1/3/2012, 7:26 am

Not at all. LOL It seems we have a "glut" of blogs for the mid-atlantic and I hope that asking people WHY they like the one they recommend will help me find good links for the area.

I'm only sad that my favorite gal from the Baltimore Sun has gotten a "promotion" and now does wonderful feature articles and no longer covers the garden. Sad

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Post  madnicmom on 1/3/2012, 1:28 pm

I did a search for Cincinnati and found one from the local civic garden center, I'll keep looking. thanks for the idea.
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Post  sfg4uKim on 1/7/2012, 10:06 am

An article about Square Foot Gardening was posted in Friday's Mid-Atlantic Gardening blog that I told you about!

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Post  UnderTheBlackWalnut on 1/7/2012, 11:01 am

That was a really nice article! cheers
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