Tag Archives: growing vegetables

And the winner is

  “Polbig!”  Yes, for the 4th year, the hands-down best full-sized early tomato is “Polbig.”  The first to ripen was a beautiful 10.5 oz perfect tomato.  It’s on the right in the photo, shown with the ripest of the contender … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: July 13

  This is the time of year when the gardens really hit their stride in terms of color.  It would be easy to do a “Sixty on Saturday” if one were to simply admire individual plants.  The planting and mulching … Continue reading

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Short report: Tomato hornworms

A sudden outburst of tomato hornworms has hit the potager.  I saw a bit of damage (stems minus their leaves!) and then little piles of worm poop.  It took a spell of stool sitting and staring before I spotted the … Continue reading

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June: Monthly Review

  Here’s the official “end of June” photo of the potager.  If you go back to look at the May Review, you can see quite a difference.  June began as a replay of April & May…cooler than usual and rain … Continue reading

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In between the raindrops

  the Front Island has been mulched!  It only needed minor weeding, but I gave the edge a scissor clip as I mulched and deadheaded the marigolds and violas.  The first “Snow Lady” shastas are beginning to open, as well … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: June 1

   It’s June!  Hopefully it will be better than May, who’s daily rains have turned the potager’s paths into potager ponds complete with algae!  It’s a good thing I bought those new boots because they are getting a workout, sloshing … Continue reading

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Heavenly Sunshine!

“Heavenly sunshine! Heavenly sunshine!  Flooding my soul with glory divine!”  After four days of rain a big dose of heavenly sunshine was just what was needed!  I spent most of the day in the potager doing bits of this and … Continue reading

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