Author Archives: Linda C Butler

About Linda C Butler

I write pioneer stories from the Herb Lake Ghost Town. Please do not re-blog this material or re-publish without my permission.

Late Onion Planting

We harvested potatoes from a flower bed in July and had a successful crop. The potatoes could have remained in the ground a bit longer but the tops died back and the plants no longer looked attractive. I had onion … Continue reading

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Victory Gardens

The hoe in the backyard is mighty good backing for the flag on the front porch.1. Victory Gardens, War Gardens, or Food Gardens for Defence were popular in WW1 and WW2 as a way to combat the food shortages of … Continue reading

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The Potato Crop

The Potato Crop by Linda C Butler We have flower beds made with landscape ties by a fence and in front of our house. Potatoes sometimes sprout from the compost in these beds and we have left them to grow, … Continue reading

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Onions

ONION SEEDS by Linda C Butler Green Onions – plant some green onions to add to early salads.  Green onions can be grown in two months from seed and can be grown in shallow containers with holes drilled for drainage.  … Continue reading

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Zucchini

ZUCCHINI by Linda C Butler Every garden deserves a zucchini bush and it is great to have summer squash. Stokes Seeds offers Sunstripe, a yellow, spineless and prolific variety with 50 days to maturity.  They can be harvested at 4 … Continue reading

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Carrots

CARROTS by Linda C Butler Rich sandy soils give the best results for carrots.  The ground must be well worked and free of debris which would cause the carrots to be misshapen. Stokes offers Tendersnap Hybrid Carrot,  68 days to … Continue reading

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Parsley

PARSLEY by Linda C Butler Parsley is one of my favorite garden plants because it is so decorative and the dark green foliage highlights other plants grown near it.  In the pacific climate, it usually survives year round.  If I … Continue reading

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