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Six on Saturday, Sept 2

We’ve definitely turned a page on the calendar.  August was the driest in 120 years, and the gardens are showing it.  However, there are still some bright spots to celebrate on this Saturday.  First of all, one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Potager June Review

  June was a month of huge progress in the potager, although it is still hard for me to believe that it has been a full month since the May review!   First of all, all those luscious rows of peas … Continue reading

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Fava Bean update

  I’m learning a lot more about fava beans, or broad beans.  Here’s what I did with the first batch, a simple adaptation of a recipe by Raymond Sokolov.  I picked up his MARVELOUS book, “A Canon of Vegetables: 101 … Continue reading

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If you go away…..

things happen!  D and I decided to go to the Memorial Golf Tournament in Dublin, Ohio.  Normally, I would hate to leave the gardens, but things were pretty well caught up (at least until I can start hauling mulch) and … Continue reading

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Is May over already?!?

How can that be?  By the end of May, the gardens are planted and mulched, and it’s time to make elderflower syrup and enjoy the June roses with feet propped up, or leisurely strolling the gardens, admiring all the work … Continue reading

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First Frost

The arrival of the first frost is always a mixed blessing, mostly sad because it means the end of the growing season, but a bit of pleasure because it brings a long list of to-do’s to an end as well.  … Continue reading

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To Bean or not to Bean, that is the question

So, back in August, when the first raised beds in my new potager were filled with soil, I sorted through my leftover seeds for things that might have a chance to mature before our first expected frost (Oct. 10).  Obviously, … Continue reading

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