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The Last Pepper!

Farewell to the last of the 2021 pepper crop eaten fresh, the “Sweet Apple Green” bell pepper pictured above. This variety from Seeds N Such has become one of our favorites for its sweet flavor, thick walls, and bright chartreuse … Continue reading

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Salsify!

I grew up eating salsify (always pronounced SAL-sif-eye at home, but recently I watched a video where it was pronounced sal-sih-FEE!) and assumed that everyone else ate it also, but seemingly that is not the case. We commonly ate it … Continue reading

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The Last Tomato

January 7th, the date we ate the last fresh tomato of the 2021 season! It was only after I diced it up to put on tacos that it dawned on me that I should take a photo of the final … Continue reading

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Saving seed

This time of year, when I’m searching through the seed catalogs and seeing the increased prices I wonder “WHY in the heck didn’t I save more seed?!?!” Or course, I’d still peruse the catalogs for any new, exciting varieties but … Continue reading

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It’s Potager Planning Time again!

It’s that time of year when my thoughts are filled with next year’s potager. At my age thoughts come and go, so it’s best to get them down on paper. You may recall that last year I did an extended … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas to All!

Merry Christmas to all! I hope your holiday is special in some way. Right now we’re having a thunderstorm! There’s a creek running through our back yard because it’s been pouring since midnight. Interestingly, my mother who lives a little … Continue reading

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November: Monthly Review

“Better late than never” applies to this monthly review post. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been scrambling to get items crossed off the “outdoor job list” before the snow flies again and the ground freezes solid. For some … Continue reading

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August: Monthly review

Yet another month just flew by! Overall, August was hot and dry, very dry so much of the time was spent watering. As I look at this photo, I am reminded of all the days with gorgeous blue skies. I … Continue reading

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Ticked off

Early Wednesdaymorning, I looked out the window in hope, but all was dry as an ancient bone. Once again the rain had bypassed our area. I was a bit ticked off. Areas that have been blessed with rains are getting … Continue reading

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Playing Catch-up…or is that ketchup?

As the heat wave and lack of rain continue, much of my time is spent dragging hoses and watering, watering, watering. I’m just trying to keep the potager and the 3 main flower gardens as healthy as I can, but … Continue reading

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