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City Girl Gone Gardening: Left Louisville for A Week and Look What Happens!

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley Louisville, Ky., – My oh my, what a difference a week makes. The Bentley Crew has been gone for a week, vacationing along the sunny shores of Florida.  I had received several weather alerts from Louisville while there, but I blew them off. I was on vacation and Louisville was, literally, a thousand miles away. The first picture is what my beds looked like the day before we left. Oh, was I tickled pink that I had a little cluster of Romas emerging!  Things were progressing quite nicely, in my humble opinion. So, I had my…

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City Girl Gone Gardening: Seeds of Patience

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley   “Today you are planting seeds to your dream. Be patient because it will be a large harvest.” ― Chris Burkmenn Uh…not if you look at my efforts at seed starting. I was given a batch of tomato, cucumber and green bean seeds by a friend. In the middle of April I set up my self-proclaimed redneck seed starting system.     Within a couple of weeks, after diligently keeping the florescent light on them and misting them with a spray bottle every night, these little sprouts popped up much to my delight. Then I got…