Category Archives: planting

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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The Beet comparison

I’ve mentioned before that I plant radishes (usually French Breakfast) with my slower-germinating seeds as a nurse crop, and because they germinate so quickly, they mark rows to speed mulching.  Mixing radish seed into other small seeds like carrots helps … Continue reading

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Potager update

  We  had amazing April weather here in central Indiana, allowing farmers to get most corn fields planted, and gardeners to do their thing before this current stretch of cool, rainy weather set in to begin May.  I’ve seeded over … Continue reading

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Tulip Evaluation

The tulip season has been glorious.  Each day, since the first bloom appeared on March 21st not a day has passed without rejoice in their beauty.  It is, sadly, approaching its end.  So now it is time to evaluate their … Continue reading

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Fava update

On March 7th, I planted fava beans for my first time ever.  I learned about them in England, but really grew to love them over the years we’ve visited Italy.  They remind me of a lima bean (butter bean for … Continue reading

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From this to that

Between basketball-watching marathons (I am a Hoosier, so it’s in my blood!) doing shows, and playing in my garden, there hasn’t been much time for the computer.  As I drive the long roads to and from shows, my mind does … Continue reading

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Lust for Lavender

One of the hard things about giving up my herb farm was losing my field of lavender.  The first rows were planted in 2001, with additional rows added each year.  I love lavender.  I love the scent, the color, the … Continue reading

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The Berry Rows

It’s not only the wonderful flavor of just-picked, sun-warmed berries, or the fact that they are pricey at the markets, or that picking berries is a favorite treat for visiting grandchildren, but also the childhood memories of putting on long pants … Continue reading

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Garlic Planting

Here in north central Indiana, Zone 5a (or 4b, depending upon which year, which map) it is time to plant hardneck garlic.  Years ago, I began growing garlic, and have saved bulbs of “Musik” and “Spanish Red” from my annual … Continue reading

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