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January: Monthly review

Once again I have dawdled in getting the monthly review out in a timely fashion. January seems long ago. I can barely remember New Year’s Eve and the entire month seems like one long, gray blur. Normally here in north … Continue reading

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The Amaryllis Parade

Amaryllis (actually Hippeastrum but isn’t that an ugly name?) is one of my favorite flowers to brighten the scene in winter. Unlike some people who plant up several for the holidays, I pot one bulb every week or ten days … Continue reading

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Here’s what I’m thinking….

Last year, as in most years prior, I did a few jugs of winter sowing. It’s likely that you, gentle reader are familiar with this seed-starting technique but just in case there are some “newbies” here’s a brief summary. For … Continue reading

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Better than nothing….

This has been the most “snowless” winter in over 130 years in our area! There has been snowfall in Indiana north of us and south of us, but we remain basically snow-free. Today, January 20th, we have a few lazy … Continue reading

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Salsify!

I grew up eating salsify (always pronounced SAL-sif-eye at home, but recently I watched a video where it was pronounced sal-sih-FEE!) and assumed that everyone else ate it also, but seemingly that is not the case. We commonly ate it … Continue reading

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And now the Flower Half!

As, mentioned in the potager food post, for 2022 half the potager is being planted in cutting flowers for the “Growing Kindness” give-away bouquet project. I’m so excited, because it means trying some new crops, experimenting to get the timing … Continue reading

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The Last Tomato

January 7th, the date we ate the last fresh tomato of the 2021 season! It was only after I diced it up to put on tacos that it dawned on me that I should take a photo of the final … Continue reading

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December: Monthly Review

This post closes out the final month of 2021, the dreary month of December that would be nearly unbearable if it were not for the cheery holiday decorations, Christmas movies, special dishes (even if there is no one to share … Continue reading

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Saving seed

This time of year, when I’m searching through the seed catalogs and seeing the increased prices I wonder “WHY in the heck didn’t I save more seed?!?!” Or course, I’d still peruse the catalogs for any new, exciting varieties but … Continue reading

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Farewell 2021….

As I sit here pondering what to write on this final day of 2021, I feel as though it’s all been said before. Most of 2021 was a repeat of 2020, but with slightly different timing. If I just reprinted … Continue reading

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