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First Seed order for the 2021 season!

After much consideration and checking the leftover seeds, an order was placed in timely fashion to receive a nice discount from Geo. The “tried and true” made up the bulk of the order, the usual marigolds (“Hot Pak Orange” and … Continue reading

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The First Day of Autumn

The first day of Autumn…already! How did that happen? In some ways, it seems as though I was just celebrating all the “firsts”…the first crocus, the first daffodil, the first radish harvested from the potager, the first ripe tomato and … Continue reading

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Thinning the carrots

The first planting of carrots actually looked good from the start, and have been ready to use for three weeks or so (or earlier if I wanted baby carrots.) And so when the second planting, shown below, was coming along, … Continue reading

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Planting Leeks

I’ve been impatient (yep, it’s still a problem!) for the second planting of Green Arrow peas to be finished. There was empty space in the potager’s beds opened up by the harvest of all the shallots and garlic, but I … Continue reading

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Today a butterfly sat on my shoulder

That’s not an unusual occurrence for a gardener who works outside as much as I do, because butterflies are drawn to the salty sweat we produce. And in this heat, I’m definitely doing more than just “glow.” It’s said to … Continue reading

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Staying hydrated, pleasantly!

It all started yesterday morning as I was watering. Have I mentioned that it’s been exceedingly hot & humid here in central Indiana? (I hear you moaning, “not more than a hundred times…”) I repeatedly told myself, “As soon as … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: July 4th 2020

Happy July 4th! It’s a glorious day here in Indiana! Hard to limit to six for this Saturday, because the daylilies are opening everywhere, the potager’s plants are becoming loaded with produce, and everywhere I look there is color and … Continue reading

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June 2020: Monthly review

2020 will be a memorable year simply because of Covid, but I’m beginning to think it will also be one that I’ll recall as one of the prettiest. Last year we had such a wet, wet spring that most field … Continue reading

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And suddenly it’s JULY!

Outdoors, it definitely FEELS like July, or maybe even the hot, hot days of August! The melons, tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers are springing into action with pounds of fruit setting on and vines climbing to the moon. But it’s the … Continue reading

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Today’s changes

Just knew it was too good to last! The nice shower we got over the weekend was apparently enough to soften the soil so the Japanese beetles could emerge, and out they came. I saw this one on a rose … Continue reading

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