Category Archives: vegetable gardening

Squash Comparison

Last evening I invited guests for dinner.  In addition to a roast pork loin with blackberry sage sauce, each variety of winter squash grown in the potager this season was roasted as well.  I wanted to do a taste test, … Continue reading

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Drats!

You may recall a few weeks ago I optimistically, fingers-crossed, hoped that putting faded marigold flowers that resulted from deadheading around cucurbit plants would eliminate or at least reduce the amount of squash bug and borer damage.  (See the “Will … Continue reading

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Hickok Beans

  The bean succession planting plan devised over the winter has had some altering due to weather, but there have been a bounty of various beans all season.  A few new varieties were planted (to see the full list, click … Continue reading

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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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