Category Archives: vegetable gardening

Potager progress

  Things are popping in the potager!  A couple of small rains have really spurred crops along.  For example, last week bed 5d shown above was empty except for the row of mini tulips along the top edge.  During the … Continue reading

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What a difference a rain makes!

  Central Indiana is already 3″ behind “normal” rainfall for May.  It allowed the farmers to get the planting done, so that was a blessing but once they were finished everyone began looking to the skies.  Rain was occasionally in … Continue reading

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Catching up?

I’m speaking about Mother Nature and Spring, although with good weather I’m catching up a bit as well.  Just a few days ago, we were 3 weeks behind “normal” and suddenly it feels like summer has arrived!  Things are changing … Continue reading

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Wrong again!

Yesterday I checked the 10-day forecast (as I always do) and beyond a slightly chilly night, the forecast was for dry and sunny and tah-dah!!! three days in a row above 40 degrees!  So, I bundled up (these old bones … Continue reading

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A Succession of Peas, Please!

  This season, I’m tweaking the succession plantings to make my potager even more productive.  If crops (peas for example) are available for weeks, then we can eat them fresh and skip the energy (mine and the power company’s) it … Continue reading

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Onions…Crying for Joy!

For over thirty years I grew onions from sets, just as my grandmother and mother had.  White ones for using over the summer and early fall; yellow ones for storage.  I never saw red ones until I went to college.  … Continue reading

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In Olden Days

With all of the recent blogs about seed starting and plant buying, it makes me wonder how in the world my grandmother managed to harvest anything!  I don’t recall her starting anything indoors except a jar of sweet potato starts.  … Continue reading

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