Category Archives: Potager

Daffodils? That means pea-planting!

  Long before the advent of calendars, farm folk had sayings to help recall when certain chores needed to be done.  I like following many of these old proverbs, because in my experience they are generally more accurate than dates.  … Continue reading

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Insulating the Greenhouse Follow-up

  For those of you interested in how much difference lining my 10’x 12′ hobby greenhouse with horticultural bubble wrap insulation made, here’s the follow up story and data so far.  The night following exchanging the packing tape with official … Continue reading

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Lettuce Rejoice!

       I have to admit that one of my favorite plants to grow is lettuce (Lactuca sativa).  Not because it is easy, although it IS one of the easiest plants anyone can grow, or because it is tasty—although it certainly … Continue reading

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Insulating the Greenhouse

Last spring, I was sadly disappointed in my new hobby greenhouse’s ability to hold heat.  It’s shown above on the day construction was complete, bereft of benches, shelving, pots, and other clutter that later accumulated.  It warms up greatly on … Continue reading

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Tired of Waiting!

Tired of waiting, tired of waiting, so tired of waiting…for Spring!  It’s been two steps forward, one step back over and over again.  I clear and tidy, and then wish I hadn’t because the temperature plummets again.  Last year I’d … Continue reading

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Seed Starting Stuff

  Yes, I’m repeating this photo from the last post because I had several inquiries about my seed starting “Facilities.”  See that tall rack?  I built it over thirty years ago out of scrap lumber and some aluminum sheeting.  A … Continue reading

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Free seeds!

My free seeds from Renee’s Garden arrived in the mail recently.  As a Garden Writer of America member, trialing seeds is one of the many perks of membership.  If you have not visited her website (www.reneesgarden.com) please do.  Not only will … Continue reading

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