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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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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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12th Seeding

  The potager’s beds are filling up fast, as many transplants were planted in the past two SUNNY days!  Hopefully today more direct seeding will occur, and the lower parts of the lawn can be mowed before the next rains … Continue reading

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Emergence!

  The first seeds sown outdoors in 2019 have emerged!  “Green Arrow” peas have sprouted and will soon be reaching their support fence.  The edging of miniature tulips on the left is filling in nicely, too.    And I can … 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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Six on Saturday: Dec 29

The seed catalogs are arriving almost daily now, and the luscious photographs and descriptions are irresistible.  Temptation lurks on every page.  I indulge my fantasies for weeks by making a “wish list” that ignores the amount of space available.  At … Continue reading

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Squash Comparison

Last evening I invited guests for dinner.  In addition to a roast pork loin with blackberry sage sauce, each variety of winter squash grown in the potager this season was roasted as well.  I wanted to do a taste test, … Continue reading

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