Category Archives: monthly review

September: Monthly Review

This post has been a long time coming, and there are no valid excuses other than the oft heard “life happens” or “it’s been busy” or “writer’s block” and truthfully, it’s been a bit of all those. The looming threat … Continue reading

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August: Monthly review

Yet another month just flew by! Overall, August was hot and dry, very dry so much of the time was spent watering. As I look at this photo, I am reminded of all the days with gorgeous blue skies. I … Continue reading

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June: Monthly Review

  Here’s the official “end of June” photo of the potager.  If you go back to look at the May Review, you can see quite a difference.  June began as a replay of April & May…cooler than usual and rain … Continue reading

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May in Review

  The photo for May shows that the beds are filling, but also reflects the excessive amount of rain we’ve experienced through the yellowing of many of the plants.  Some of the garlics are beginning to suffer, especially those in … Continue reading

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April in Review

  April has followed the pattern set so far in 2019:  cooler and wetter than normal.  As a result there were a few adjustments made to both indoor seeding and outdoor planting schedules, with postponements mainly due to wet soil … Continue reading

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March in Review

  The final day in March, a month entered with high hopes and big plans after a frigid January and a very dismal February.  The photo taken this morn says it all, “Not much progress.”  Let’s hope it’s the final … Continue reading

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February in Review

Our high hopes for February expressed last month were not included in Mother Nature’s plans.  Out of 28 days, there were only 7 with any sunshine.  Temperatures remained so cold that schools were cancelled some days.  Some days were snowy … Continue reading

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January: Monthly review

  A potager first!  Here is a January crop of spinach, and I picked a large bowl.  That was all I could reach from the end I could get open.  The three other sides were so frozen I couldn’t get … 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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November in Review

Colder than normal, and very little sunshine best describes the 2018 November.  As I age, I find I’m less inclined to work outdoors in foul weather.  Waiting for an elusive sunny day, the November outdoor job list received little attention.  … Continue reading

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