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Six on Saturday: June 16

  This is my absolutely favorite time of the year!  By mid-June the blessings from the potager are so abundant that it is hard to pick only 6, but here’s what’s on my mind this week.  1) Succession plantings!  With … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday-June 2

May in our part of Indiana brought record heat and very little rain.  Although parts of the state were blessed with rain as June began, all the storms passed north or south of us.  So this “Six on Saturday” is … Continue reading

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Rainy day reading

Monday morning was a perfect day for planting.  Our forecast for the next 10 days is excellent in terms of temperatures, so the babies were set in their designated places in the potager.  Aspabroc (shown left,)”Gonzales Mini-Cabbage,” “Katrina” and “Primero” … 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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Fava questions

I fell in love with the flavor of fava beans during trips to England and Italy, and since they are not available in markets here, I’m determined to grow my own.  Long-time readers may remember my first dismal attempt last … Continue reading

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Free seeds!

My free seeds from Renee’s Garden arrived in the mail recently.  As a Garden Writer of America member, trialing seeds is one of the many perks of membership.  If you have not visited her website (www.reneesgarden.com) please do.  Not only will … Continue reading

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Fava update

On March 7th, I planted fava beans for my first time ever.  I learned about them in England, but really grew to love them over the years we’ve visited Italy.  They remind me of a lima bean (butter bean for … Continue reading

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