Tag Archives: growing vegetables

January: Monthly review

  A potager first!  Here is a January crop of spinach, and I picked a large bowl.  That was all I could reach from the end I could get open.  The three other sides were so frozen I couldn’t get … Continue reading

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Interplanting

I’ve been finalizing the spring planting plan for the potager.  It’s a lot easier to move crops around on paper and make good decisions than it is outdoors in the heady rush of spring.  Good planning makes sure that succession … Continue reading

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The Ornamental Vegetable Garden

If I were limited to one book on creating a beautiful potager I’d pick this one, “The Ornamental Vegetable Garden” by Diana Anthony.  There’s a dozen or more on that topic in my shelves, but this is the book I … Continue reading

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Carrots, please!

As recently reported in my “December in Review” one of the potager’s crops that needs planning improvement is carrots.  I recall that there were gaps in production and at times there weren’t enough to meet needs, but a quick check … Continue reading

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December in Review

This will be a short review, because there’s not much to harvest outdoors in December in central Indiana!  It was a cold, bleak month overall, with very little sunshine or snow.  The temperatures dropped and by the time I dug … Continue reading

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November in Review

Colder than normal, and very little sunshine best describes the 2018 November.  As I age, I find I’m less inclined to work outdoors in foul weather.  Waiting for an elusive sunny day, the November outdoor job list received little attention.  … Continue reading

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My first LEEK!

  While it may not impress many of you who grow leeks successfully, and probably have for years, I’m elated!  I finally grew and harvested a leek!  This was not my first attempt.  Last year, I seeded some “American Flag” … Continue reading

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