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One lucky reader each week in January will receive a free pair of Womanswork High Performance Gloves!
Send us your gardening resolutions for 2010 by adding a comment below, and we will pick one lucky winner each Thursday in January to receive a free pair of Womanswork garden gloves to help you with your resolution. We’ll get the ball rolling by telling you ours:
Dorian Winslow’s 2010 Gardening Resolutions–
- Get my clivia miniata to bloom. I bought it in full bloom in Jan 2008, and since then it has been all strap leaves and no blossoms. All my sources say “easy to grow.” I recently found a page from the White Flower Farm website with complete instructions, giving me confidence that this is the year. We are now in the “winter rest” period. I hope to see a nice big bloom in about 2 months.
- Begin hosting once-a-month Womanswork evening meals at the local soup kitchen in Poughkeepsie. (Our first one is on Jan. 13th. See facebook for details.) Try to increase the output of our vegetable garden this summer so we can contribute to the meals from our own harvest.
- Build the greenhouse I’ve been planning for two years. We have the foundation completed. Read about it in this blog at: http://womanswork.com/garden-gloves-blog/?cat=8
Ruth Clausen’s 2010 Gardening Resolutions–
- To sow all the seeds and plant all the plants that I buy. Often I find that many plants stay in their pots most of the season because I can’t decide quite where to plant them. I will give extra veggie seeds to a local community garden as there are always too many seeds in a packet for one family.
- To thin veggie and annual seedlings ruthlessly, so that they are not crowded. I use seedling greens for early salads, but there are still too many. I resolve to lift a small clump of seedlings every 3″-4″(an old table fork works well) and transplant them elsewhere or give them away.
- To plant up the containers on the deck BEFORE the plants become potbound and are young enough to really bulk up to their full potential. To my advantage, the plants will be healthier, dry out less often, and look gorgeous!
Eve Winslow’s 2010 Gardening Resolutions–
- Make mint and basil herb boxes to enjoy fresh pesto and mojitos year round.
- Make a molded concrete planter for growing succulents.
- Can and preserve more from my garden for next winter.