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Herbal Teas

As most of you know or may have guessed, I’m a tea addict so I’m always trying new combinations of herbs for tea blends.   Actually, my entire passion for herbs began with tea herbs when I impulsively picked up … Continue reading

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End of August review

August has never been my favorite month, not sure why but it’s usually hot, the kids go back to school, the garden is normally winding down a bit.  Things grow a tad more slowly and the greens change from emeralds … Continue reading

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Follow-ups

There are a couple of loose ends from prior posts that need tying up.  First of all, I promised a reader to post of photo of the mystery watermelon, the “pollinator” that was provided with the non-germinating “Twilight” seedless watermelons, … Continue reading

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Early Tomato Comparison-2018

It’s time for the potager’s early tomato comparison featuring this year’s competitors:   last year’s winning “Polbig” and this year’s challenger, “Siletz.”  Both were seeded and handled identically, and planted out the same dates, same number of plants (8), etc.   … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday-Aug 18

Let’s call this one “The Effects of Rain!”   1) The lawn mower broke earlier and needs parts, so of course it began to rain, and rain, and rain…5″ in a day and a night when we’d already had rain … Continue reading

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August pleasures

  Admission time….this began as a “Six on Saturday” post, and now it’s Tuesday!  Blame it on my photo card reader dying with no time to go to town for a replacement, or on the elderberries being ready to pick, … Continue reading

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Coming back…

  after vacation is always a let-down.  While you were away, the weeds had a field day, inviting all their friends to join them in paths that were neat and tidy before you left!  A big storm that went through … Continue reading

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