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Tulip Evaluation

The tulip season has been glorious.  Each day, since the first bloom appeared on March 21st not a day has passed without rejoice in their beauty.  It is, sadly, approaching its end.  So now it is time to evaluate their … Continue reading

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The Arbors have arrived!

Knowing that I wanted to grow lots of climbing plants in the potager, my initial plan called for arbors so they can grow vertically.  I debated about material…wood, metal, resin, or plastic, but finally settled on metal.  A local artist, … Continue reading

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More seeds? Really?

I vowed, “No more seeds.  There’s already more than my potager can hold this year, and probably much of the next, in the seed storage boxes.  I don’t need more seeds.  I probably can’t even manage more seeds properly.”  I … Continue reading

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Lust for Lavender

One of the hard things about giving up my herb farm was losing my field of lavender.  The first rows were planted in 2001, with additional rows added each year.  I love lavender.  I love the scent, the color, the … Continue reading

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Shall We Shallot?

In my new potager, I want to grow everything!  However, even with a much larger space than my old Cook’s Garden at the farm, succession planting, and vertical growing, I’m running out of space on my plan!  A friend recently … Continue reading

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I’ve been studying the front yard in an attempt to improve the landscape without doing a major overhaul.   This area is right along the sidewalk to the front door.  The biggest problem?  Too much lawn and too many mature black … Continue reading

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The first seed order!

“What?” you say! “The gardening season is nearly over, and you don’t even have your raised beds in place, let alone filled with soil. Why on earth would anyone be ordering seeds?” Okay, those are valid points, but I have … Continue reading

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Herbal Blessings Potager: Choosing the Site

Maybe this should be Step 1 for most people, but I knew that my potager would be in our back yard, which is nearly 4 acres and mostly in full sun.  I know that a trend right now is locating vegetable gardens … Continue reading

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