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

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Interplanting

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

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Carrots, please!

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

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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

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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

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Pondering Paths

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

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August possibilities

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

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