Category Archives: raised beds

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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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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What a difference a day makes!

…especially when it is suddenly 89 degrees, after nearly a month of unusually cool 50’s and  60’s!  All through May, the cool weather crops thrived in overcast, chilly days and even cooler nights.  It seemed to rain every other day.  … Continue reading

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The Beet comparison

I’ve mentioned before that I plant radishes (usually French Breakfast) with my slower-germinating seeds as a nurse crop, and because they germinate so quickly, they mark rows to speed mulching.  Mixing radish seed into other small seeds like carrots helps … Continue reading

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Potager update

  We  had amazing April weather here in central Indiana, allowing farmers to get most corn fields planted, and gardeners to do their thing before this current stretch of cool, rainy weather set in to begin May.  I’ve seeded over … Continue reading

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Gardening genes

It’s been a while since I posted, but that’s because I’ve been too busy gardening, doing shows, and entertaining to spend time on the computer.  However, I’m all caught up with seeding, transplanting, mulching and weeding.  There are no shows … Continue reading

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