Category Archives: seeds

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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Fava update

On March 7th, I planted fava beans for my first time ever.  I learned about them in England, but really grew to love them over the years we’ve visited Italy.  They remind me of a lima bean (butter bean for … Continue reading

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Smallage, or Cutting Celery

This week, I received word that George, the husband of a dear herbal friend passed away.  George and Charlene had a lovely and full life, and learning of his passing brought back lots of memories.  One was a day they … Continue reading

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From this to that

Between basketball-watching marathons (I am a Hoosier, so it’s in my blood!) doing shows, and playing in my garden, there hasn’t been much time for the computer.  As I drive the long roads to and from shows, my mind does … Continue reading

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And yet more seeds!

Before you shout at the screen, “But you promised you weren’t buying any more seeds!” I must explain.  I’m a member of Garden Writers of America, a delightful, helpful organization that has many benefits of membership.  One benefit is that … Continue reading

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More seeds? Really?

I vowed, “No more seeds.  There’s already more than my potager can hold this year, and probably much of the next, in the seed storage boxes.  I don’t need more seeds.  I probably can’t even manage more seeds properly.”  I … Continue reading

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