Category Archives: planting

Daffodils? That means pea-planting!

  Long before the advent of calendars, farm folk had sayings to help recall when certain chores needed to be done.  I like following many of these old proverbs, because in my experience they are generally more accurate than dates.  … Continue reading

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Free seeds!

My free seeds from Renee’s Garden arrived in the mail recently.  As a Garden Writer of America member, trialing seeds is one of the many perks of membership.  If you have not visited her website (www.reneesgarden.com) please do.  Not only will … Continue reading

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Heap of hope

  Remember that jar of bleach water I carried to the berry rows?  If not, see “About that pruning…”  Well, I carried it back to the house, and rummaged through my supply basket and jacket pockets to find a big … Continue reading

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First Frost

The arrival of the first frost is always a mixed blessing, mostly sad because it means the end of the growing season, but a bit of pleasure because it brings a long list of to-do’s to an end as well.  … Continue reading

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Disappointments

As the summer garden season draws to a close, it’s a good time to take stock and evaluate.  Considering that I grew 197 varieties, not counting all the bulbs purchased, perennials and herbs that I moved from the farm, or … Continue reading

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Cipollini

These are cipollini that I grew last summer, in a window box, because my potager had not yet been started, but I’d already given possession of the Cook’s garden at the herb farm to its new owners.  I fell in … Continue reading

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The Good

June is whizzing by, and before memory fades, I want to record many of the “good things” that are happening in the garden, whether a result of careful planning or happy accident.  The beautiful elder above is a happy accident, … Continue reading

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