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Radishes & and other bits!

There’s something so appealing about radishes. Maybe it’s that early reward, seemingly only days after planting those little brown ball seeds, or their cheerful color, or the spicy flavor and crispy crunch they offer. Harvesting radishes always makes me smile, … Continue reading

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April: Monthly Review

April is finished! I know many people thought the month would never end, but to me it passed at warp speed. It was a pretty good month for outdoor work, although it was the coldest April in decades. The rainfall … Continue reading

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Edgy!

Yes, everyone is feeling more than a bit edgy these days. I’ve found that only hard outdoor work gives me reasonable sleep at night and a sense of near normal. Plus it feeds my sense of accomplishment when I can … Continue reading

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Wandering Thoughts

As the gardening work has stalled during this extended cold snap, I’ve found myself being more contemplative, with wandering thoughts. I’ve given up listening to the news for a while. I’m not sure anyone really knows what is best, but … Continue reading

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A Typical Hoosier Spring

Earlier this week the temperatures hit 80 degrees! T-shirt weather and I was able to accomplish so much! Plants were growing at an amazing rate. Just keeping the Bloom Journal caught up took several minutes each day. People ask why … Continue reading

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Hellebores!

AND, finally there are hellebores!  I assume these “Lenten Roses” knew when Lent occurs this year, and behaved accordingly.  Many gardeners near me have had hellebores blooming for weeks, and as soon as I see their lovely posts the inspection … Continue reading

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March: Monthly Review

I think everyone is relieved to have March end. It has been a stressful month for the entire world. We pray that we won’t look back after April and think that maybe March wasn’t so bad after all! There hasn’t … Continue reading

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National Spinach Day…and I almost missed it!

Lost in the grocery search of yesterday, was the fact that it was National Spinach Day! How could I fail to celebrate the one crop that has produced week after week over the entire, gloomy winter. This vitamin and iron-packed … Continue reading

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Ventured Out…

So today I ventured out to gather groceries for my 94-yr. old mother, who still lives alone on the farm where I grew up. She no longer drives due to macular degeneration, but she reads as much as her eyes … Continue reading

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Today was Moving Day!

Finally, the forecast was good (above freezing for the next 10 days, mostly cloudy and lots of rainy days) and the ground is solid enough to allow me to move flats from the basement to the greenhouse! It’s a brief … Continue reading

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