Category Archives: winter planning

Snowy days can lead to trouble!

Too many snowy days can lead to trouble!  The indoor job list has no appeal.  It’s too nasty to venture outdoors.  The lure of the computer beckons.  Temptation fills page after page.  “I’m only going to window shop,” one assures … Continue reading

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Interplanting

I’ve been finalizing the spring planting plan for the potager.  It’s a lot easier to move crops around on paper and make good decisions than it is outdoors in the heady rush of spring.  Good planning makes sure that succession … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: January 5

  It’s the bleak mid-winter, although surprisingly the grass is still green and temperatures reached 50 degrees F yesterday!  Not frigid, but still pretty bleak in terms of plant material.  However, there are still things to see in the gardens.  … Continue reading

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Winter projects

Gardeners often get frustrated during the winter.  Right now it is 4 degrees F, with gusty winds that make it feel even colder.  The gardens are covered not only with snow, but with an icy crust.  Tattered seed catalogs form … Continue reading

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The Good Witch

  This time of year, gardeners are filled with longing for green, but we’ll settle for even a glimpse of growing.  We search for the tiniest hint that spring is on the way.  If you are impatient, as I am, … Continue reading

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New Year’s Luck

I grew up on a farm, two miles from a town that we rarely visited except to go to school and church, and on Friday nights during basketball season. (This is Indiana, after all and high school basketball was almost a … Continue reading

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Potager in Winter

  We woke this morning to winter’s magic.  A gentle, all-night snowfall of the tiniest flakes frosted the trees and cleansed the view.  It was too perfect to stay indoors despite the single-digit temperatures, so camera in hand I ventured … Continue reading

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