Category Archives: preserving

Six on Saturday-July 15

  We had more rain this week, and cooler evenings which has made some crops, like savoy “Alcosa” cabbage very happy.  It will be ready to harvest soon.  With even more rain in the forecast, I decided to dig all … Continue reading

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Last Harvest, First Harvest

Today I dug the very last of the potager’s 2016 crops: “Parisian”carrots.  This is the first time in forty years that I’ve left crops to overwinter in the garden.  Always before, everything not eaten immediately was harvested and canned, frozen, … Continue reading

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Taking Stock of the Herb Pantry

While it continues to be grey and cold, it’s a good time to take stock of the culinary herb supply.  There’s still time to make adjustments to the planting plans and increase or decrease the number of plants needed.  Starting … Continue reading

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Seeing Red

Red is not my favorite color.  In fact, I generally avoid it in my gardens, decor, and wardrobe.  However, during the holiday season it is expected, and I must admit that with the freeze that turns our surroundings brown, red … Continue reading

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And, a pickled pot!

Sadly, it’s nearing the end of the major growing season here in central Indiana.  The leaves are beginning to turn that golden green and a few are already floating to the ground.  Plants are rushing to produce seeds.  Squirrels are … Continue reading

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Cipollini

These are cipollini that I grew last summer, in a window box, because my potager had not yet been started, but I’d already given possession of the Cook’s garden at the herb farm to its new owners.  I fell in … Continue reading

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Calendula harvest

As an herb lover, it’s always hard to pick a favorite.  Mine varies from week to week, but during the spring and early summer months, it has to be calendula.  I would hate to live without calendula.  First of all, … Continue reading

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