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The Bulbs are Planted!

The weather has been absolutely perfect all week: upper 60’s or even low 70’s with lots of sunshine and just a gentle breeze. No one could ask for better bulb planting conditions, especially considering the rains awhile back had softened … Continue reading

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October: Monthly review

Overall, October was a pretty month and a good month for growing once we got past that initial little frost on October 5. The leaves turned golden and gently covered the ground. The skies turned that deeper blue as autumn … Continue reading

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Bulbs are here!

The last of the bulbs arrived today, all were unpacked and the order checked. There were a few items sold out, but all the most important items are here. It’s a drizzly, cold day so the planting won’t begin immediately. … Continue reading

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Random thoughts

A pretty day, after a couple of days of much-needed rain fell, so I finally became disgusted enough with the view of the potager to do something about it. The two potted “Juliet” grape tomatoes that have produced a quart … Continue reading

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Was it worth it?

Someone asked me if I really thought going to the trouble of covering “tender” crops before a frost was worth the effort. I reported in an earlier post that our first frost occurred on October 5, but that it was … Continue reading

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Is it Covid Fatigue?

I’m in a slump, and I admit it. In past years, seeing the Front Garden look so sparse would have had me rushing to the garden center for dozens of mums and filler plants. The diseased zinnias would definitely have … Continue reading

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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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