Tag Archives: growing your own food

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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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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Things are changing in the potager!

Feeling so blessed that I can retreat to the potager and gardens to find sanctuary, even though it requires boots and umbrella! The rains continue, as well as the depressing news, but the sweet birds are not letting that disrupt … Continue reading

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Looks can be deceiving!

These are mind-boggling days, where change comes by the hour and uncertainty overwhelms the normal. There is panic, stupidity, fear, and some wonderful acts of kindness. Our daily routine is totally disrupted, our sense of isolation grows. Our worry for … 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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It’s Time to Plant the Peppers!

Despite the fact that the ground is snow-covered, the wind is blowing and the temperature was -5 degrees F at dawn, it is time to seed the peppers. This is the first crop that will need the bottom heating mat, … Continue reading

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Alpine Strawberries

  Nothing is so sweet and charming as a tidy, dark green Alpine strawberry plant, hanging with fragrant white flowers and dark red berries.  Fragaria vesca var. semperflorens differs from common garden strawberries and the wild strawberry because it grows … Continue reading

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