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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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Garlic is Planted!

  Somehow it is always comforting, as the current growing season comes to an end, that the act of planting cloves of garlic marks the beginning of the next growing season.  It’s an act of faith that the cloves will … Continue reading

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Out with the Old, In with the New….sometimes!

Our record heat here in Indiana is generating a quicker-than-normal turn-around in the potager.  A premise of the potager is the replacement of one crop as soon as it is harvested with a succession crop, thus keeping all parts of … Continue reading

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