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October in Review

October always brings the biggest, fastest transition in the potager. Early in the month, the beds are still lush and full. Production is still high and the preserving of the produce fills more time than the gardening. The only planting … Continue reading

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To London, to London

to buy a fat pig? No, but obviously I ate like a pig because despite walking an unaccustomed 5.5-7 miles per day, I gained 6 pounds! I’ll write more about the trip later. Obviously, one can’t leave a productive potager … 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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Still growing

Even though the first light frosts came last week, the potager is still producing and some plants are still growing.  Of course, with cooler temperatures, shorter days, and weaker sunlight the growth is slow but some crops love these conditions.  … Continue reading

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Now that Frost has come…

I always dread Frost, bringing to an end another gardening season.  There is so much to be done before it arrives:  collecting seeds, taking cuttings of special plants, dragging out covers for other plantings in the hope of keeping pretty them for … 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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