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Root-bound seedlings

Vegetable seedlings

With the frost danger past, it's time to set out the rest of the cold-hardy seedlings. Everything pictured above hit the garden Monday except the basil and peppers. The peas were a bit root-bound, but I'm hoping they'll expand out into new ground anyway. In a few weeks, I'll have to check back and see if I can tell the difference between the direct-seeded peas and the transplanted starts that I used to fill in the gaps.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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