Category Archives: harvest

Six on Saturday-7/14

It’s been another very hot, humid week here in central Indiana, with barely a sprinkle of rain.  In the potager, the harvest continues unabated due to regular watering.  Along with all the crops shown in prior posts, some new ingredients … Continue reading

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June Review

  It seems June flew by in a whiz, so it’s good to take a moment to look back and review, and evaluate how the gardens fared this month.   After a very dry April and May, June had enough well-spaced … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday-June 18

  Happily, we’ve reached that time of the season when it’s not “what can I find to harvest?” but “what do I want to harvest?”  Of course, picking crops at their peak determines much of what comes to the kitchen.  … Continue reading

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2017 Evaluation

  As the second year of the potager ends, it is time to evaluate the successes and failures of this past season.  Yes, even after over fifty years of gardening, there are still failures, and that’s okay.  Once it was … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday-Nov. 4

Frost has come a few times to central Indiana, sometimes light, sometimes heavy but often enough that the annuals have all turned brown.  I’d love to report that I’ve trimmed all the death and destruction from the gardens and moved it … Continue reading

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Entertaining Is So Easy!

Although I am happy to be a hermit in the potager and gardens, D is a very social creature who loves being surrounded by people.  We compromise happily by doing a lot of entertaining in the summer, when the potager … Continue reading

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A Melon Comparison

Last year, I grew “Golden Crown” watermelon (78 days) which was a 1991 AAS winner.  Because I grow in raised beds, and I don’t want vines spilling across the paths, so a compact melon works best.  And, there are only … Continue reading

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