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French Horticultural Beans

It’s pouring rain again, so a good time to reflect more on last year’s potager. Revisiting the monthly photos was a good way to recall crops. Realizing what is getting used often from the freezer and pantry is also influencing … Continue reading

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December in Review

December started off cool and dreary, so we were happy to escape to Tuscany for a while. By the time we returned Christmas decorations were everywhere, so I had to hurry to get the snowmen and garlands placed in the … Continue reading

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Rutabagas! A First!

To experienced rutabaga growers, this crop of rutabaga “Laurentian,” an old (pre-1920) heirloom variety, is certainly not impressive, but I’m happy. Just harvested today, after record cold weeks including a week of single digit nights and below-freezing days, the temps … Continue reading

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October in Review

October always brings the biggest, fastest transition in the potager. Early in the month, the beds are still lush and full. Production is still high and the preserving of the produce fills more time than the gardening. The only planting … Continue reading

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September in Review

There is an old adage that says “Whatever the weather on the first day of September, the rest of the month you’ll see!”  Well, not so for 2019’s September. While it rained on the first day, the rest of the … Continue reading

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August in Review

Yet another month has flown by at warp speed. We’re already a week into September, and I’m just now posting last month’s review! As I’ve stated in recent posts, timely rains have continued throughout the summer. Instead of turning hot … Continue reading

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Short review: Romano Purpiat

We just devoured the first picking of “Romano Purpiat” beans, a variety I’ve never grown before, and I must say they were absolutely delicious…tender, flavorful, stringless. Of course, they turn bright green when cooked, but the young ones are delicious … Continue reading

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