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Myrtle: An Herb To Know

  I grew myrtle for several years, especially to use as a small tree or shrub in container fairy gardens.  They have tiny, very glossy green leaves.  I’ve been thinking of getting some started again, because I love them as … Continue reading

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November in Review

Impossibly true, but another month has passed! November was a mixed bag weather-wise, with record cold early in the month, two snowfalls and a few days in the upper 50’s tucked here and there. There were wicked winds with 60mph … Continue reading

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Lettuce give thanks!

  As the seed catalogs arrive, and decisions need to be made for ordering, it’s wise to look back at the previous seasons to evaluate the varieties grown.   There are hundreds of varieties of lettuce available, and it’s always … Continue reading

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A Year of Preserves

I wish I could take credit for this idea, but I actually saw it on another blog last winter and thought, “What a great idea!” At our age, no one wants or needs “things” so consumable gifts are just the … Continue reading

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First Seed Order for 2020

As usual, the first seed order for 2020 was placed with Geo Seeds in October, to earn a nice 20% discount. Geo is a wholesale company that has a huge offering of mainly ornamental plants, although they do have a … Continue reading

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Planting the bulbs

I’ve been planting this year’s bulb order whenever the weather is decent, the ground not too soggy, and I have a bit of time. Yes, I’m running later than usual, but generally as long as they are in the ground … Continue reading

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October in Review

October always brings the biggest, fastest transition in the potager. Early in the month, the beds are still lush and full. Production is still high and the preserving of the produce fills more time than the gardening. The only planting … Continue reading

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