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Seeds & Sprouts

A blog for growing gardeners!

Review what you Grew!

While it’s still fresh in your mind, grab a piece of paper and talk together about what grew well, not so well, pay special attention to what you’d like to try next year - and make a list. This list will come in very handy next spring when you are deciding which seeds...

How to Grow Garlic Greens and Bulbs

Adapted with permission from University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Hancock County, photos by Pammy Dyer Stewart Did you know that garlic is one of the healthiest foods out there? It also helps repel vampires -- AND it tastes great on bread. Why wouldn’t you...

How to Make a Toad House

Gardening for wildlife is a great way to encourage biodiversity! There are thousands of ways to encourage birds, bees, toads, butterflies, salamanders and more to visit your garden. Having toads in the garden is VERY beneficial. A toad will not eat your garden plants...
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Seeds & Sprouts is a family-friendly garden blog, collaboratively created and edited by Incredible Edible Milbridge and the Community Caring Collaborative! Featuring monthly posts about family-friendly gardening activities, tips and tricks for your garden, and more!


Garden Tasks

  • Plant garlic
  • Place mulch over garlic, shallot and strawberry beds when the ground begins to freeze.
  • If leaving your leeks in the garden, cover with a layer of straw.
  • Start growing herbs for indoors
  • Cut back the yellowing foliage of herbaceous perennials.
  • Feed hungry birds (and squirrels) by investing in bird feeders.
  • Clean and bleach seeding pots, pans, and other containers.
  • Clean and sharpen garden tools.
  • Start planning for next year!