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Short review: Romano Purpiat

We just devoured the first picking of “Romano Purpiat” beans, a variety I’ve never grown before, and I must say they were absolutely delicious…tender, flavorful, stringless. Of course, they turn bright green when cooked, but the young ones are delicious … Continue reading

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January: Monthly review

  A potager first!  Here is a January crop of spinach, and I picked a large bowl.  That was all I could reach from the end I could get open.  The three other sides were so frozen I couldn’t get … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Jan 26

  It’s snowing!  For my birthday, which is lovely and makes my world pristine and pretty.  To celebrate, here’s my “Six on Saturday” as we creep to the end of January.  1)  This week we had not only frigid (minus … Continue reading

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Dallying with Dahlias

Now that the plan for the vegetable portion of the potager is fairly well in hand, it’s time to focus again on the flowers.  A bit of thought was given to flowers way back in early October, when it was … Continue reading

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Carrots, please!

As recently reported in my “December in Review” one of the potager’s crops that needs planning improvement is carrots.  I recall that there were gaps in production and at times there weren’t enough to meet needs, but a quick check … 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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December in Review

This will be a short review, because there’s not much to harvest outdoors in December in central Indiana!  It was a cold, bleak month overall, with very little sunshine or snow.  The temperatures dropped and by the time I dug … Continue reading

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