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Respect your Elder!

I’ve said often that June is my favorite month.  The weather has settled, the flowers are blooming, and the bounty of the potager is flowing into the kitchen.  But it’s the elder that makes this month so special to me.  … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday-June 18

  Happily, we’ve reached that time of the season when it’s not “what can I find to harvest?” but “what do I want to harvest?”  Of course, picking crops at their peak determines much of what comes to the kitchen.  … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday-June 9

It’s “Selebration Saturday” here because 1 1/2″ of rain fell on Thursday night, allowing this gardener to do something besides watering!  Berry rows have been weeded, annuals have been planted, and the Cutting Garden tidied.  With the rain, the plants … Continue reading

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Starter soil comparison

  During the earlier, hectic transplanting period when there were thousands of plants in the basement needing moved from seedling flats to four-packs I ran out of my preferred potting soil, Pro-Mix.  There was no time to go to my … Continue reading

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What a difference a rain makes!

  Central Indiana is already 3″ behind “normal” rainfall for May.  It allowed the farmers to get the planting done, so that was a blessing but once they were finished everyone began looking to the skies.  Rain was occasionally in … Continue reading

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Frustration!

  This was the 8th morning in a row that I’ve looked out the French doors to see this!  Every day I replant the container, sometimes having to replace flowers that are too damaged to stay.  Every night a raccoon … Continue reading

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Catching up?

I’m speaking about Mother Nature and Spring, although with good weather I’m catching up a bit as well.  Just a few days ago, we were 3 weeks behind “normal” and suddenly it feels like summer has arrived!  Things are changing … Continue reading

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