Tag Archives: growing vegetables

Rain is magic!

It’s been strange to listen to the evening news week after week, with the “local” (that is Indianapolis, which is NOT local to us) weatherman bemoaning how wet the summer has been. Lakes in southern Indiana are at record levels … Continue reading

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Shallots are in!

Right on schedule, the shallots were ready to harvest. The tops were beginning to dry and had fallen over at the neck. A light tug on one resulted in an easy release from the soil, because the roots had begun … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: July 3

No complaints at all about the harvests in June, but July has begun with an even bigger glut of produce! Today there was a bounty of summer squash, five different varieties. The green basket is “Biet Alpha” cucumbers, and with … Continue reading

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The last onion…

Today marks the last onion available from the 2020 harvest. It’s a “Sterling” and only about the size of a golf ball, but it is still useful and has represented its class well. All the other onions grown last year … Continue reading

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Happy St. David’s Day!

Today is March 1st, also known as St. David’s Day, the patron saint of Wales. It is said that  David (“Dewi” in Welsh) lived in the 6th century and only drank water, sometimes immersed himself in icy water while reciting … Continue reading

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My pick: Tomato “Chef’s Choice Orange!”

I’m one of those “strange” people who can’t eat raw tomatoes, at least if they are red. They produce a rash inside and outside my mouth that burns. Fortunately, I can eat orange, yellow, or pink tomatoes that are lower … 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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Six on Saturday: June 27, 2020

For this Six on Saturday, we’re focusing on the food! It’s nearly the end of June, but the potager seems more like Mid-May in some ways. The crops are lagging behind “normal.” In checking past journals, “normally” by now I’m … 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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ADAPTING!

“Adapting!” All around the world, people will find they must be adapting, and quickly, to many kinds of changes. The virus outbreak that began creeping, but is now sweeping around the globe will force us to adapt, even here in … Continue reading

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