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Category Archives: garden planning
Too much temptation!
As the record cold weather continues (it was 4 degrees this morning….in MARCH!) and the view is still of snow, snow, snow my brain is stuck dreaming of the upcoming garden rather than actually doing anything IN the garden, it’s … Continue reading
Posted in garden planning, Iris, Uncategorized Tagged color schemes, Indiana gardening, irises, Potager, Schreiner's Irises, spring color, spring longings, winter delays 8 Comments
I’ve been finalizing the spring planting plan for the potager. It’s a lot easier to move crops around on paper and make good decisions than it is outdoors in the heady rush of spring. Good planning makes sure that succession … Continue reading
As recently reported in my “December in Review” one of the potager’s crops that needs planning improvement is carrots. I recall that there were gaps in production and at times there weren’t enough to meet needs, but a quick check … Continue reading
December in Review
This will be a short review, because there’s not much to harvest outdoors in December in central Indiana! It was a cold, bleak month overall, with very little sunshine or snow. The temperatures dropped and by the time I dug … Continue reading
Six on Saturday: Dec 29
The seed catalogs are arriving almost daily now, and the luscious photographs and descriptions are irresistible. Temptation lurks on every page. I indulge my fantasies for weeks by making a “wish list” that ignores the amount of space available. At … Continue reading
It’s winter. Sigh! What’s a gardener to do when she can’t garden? According to my long-range plan (One must make plans, even at my advanced age!) this is the year to upgrade the paths, beginning with a central path at … Continue reading
Posted in garden design, garden maintenance, garden planning, paths, Uncategorized Tagged aging gardeners, garden design, garden planning, path materials, paths, Potager 14 Comments
August has never been a favorite month. It’s a signal that summer is nearly finished. Most gardens are winding down. Over the years at my herb farm, it was always the most disappointing business-wise. Few people wanted to purchase plants … Continue reading
A Succession of Peas, Please!
This season, I’m tweaking the succession plantings to make my potager even more productive. If crops (peas for example) are available for weeks, then we can eat them fresh and skip the energy (mine and the power company’s) it … Continue reading
Gardeners often get frustrated during the winter. Right now it is 4 degrees F, with gusty winds that make it feel even colder. The gardens are covered not only with snow, but with an icy crust. Tattered seed catalogs form … Continue reading
Posted in garden planning, gardening, Potager, Uncategorized, winter planning Tagged garden journal, gardening, potager, seed starting, winter planning, winter tasks 18 Comments
And the BEET goes on!
2018 has been declared the “Year of the BEET” by the National Gardening Bureau. I adore beets, pickled, roasted, in soups and salads, so I was delighted to hear the news. I’d already decided to grow more beets this … Continue reading