Tag Archives: growing your own food

Pruning the tomatoes

Fall is definitely in the air, and it’s mid-September already. I finally decided to prune the indeterminate tomatoes that are still doing well, even though the predictions are that we won’t get a frost until the end of October. Our … Continue reading

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My pick: Tomato “Chef’s Choice Orange!”

I’m one of those “strange” people who can’t eat raw tomatoes, at least if they are red. They produce a rash inside and outside my mouth that burns. Fortunately, I can eat orange, yellow, or pink tomatoes that are lower … Continue reading

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Today’s harvest

August is the bountiful month, when the harvest journal entries for each day nearly fill a page. The colors of produce always amaze me. Just pulling all the baskets together is a feast for the eyes. Purple beans, glossy scarlet … Continue reading

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Lettuce Save Seed!

I’ve been reading so many posts about saving seeds, and so many of them have mis-information that must be confusing to new gardeners especially. Admittedly, I don’t save many seeds now, but back in my homesteading days I did. It … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: July 18, 2020

How can it be Saturday again…already? It’s been another hot, humid, sometimes windy week. The daylilies are coming and going at rapid rate, the crops that like hot weather are coming along as long as they get water, and I’m … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: July 11, 2020

This “Six on Saturday” is simple…six things that made me smile this morning! Tomato “Sun Sugar” is one of my favorites, and often the first to ripen. Red tomatoes give me a rash, but I can eat these luscious orange … Continue reading

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Thinning the carrots

The first planting of carrots actually looked good from the start, and have been ready to use for three weeks or so (or earlier if I wanted baby carrots.) And so when the second planting, shown below, was coming along, … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: July 4th 2020

Happy July 4th! It’s a glorious day here in Indiana! Hard to limit to six for this Saturday, because the daylilies are opening everywhere, the potager’s plants are becoming loaded with produce, and everywhere I look there is color and … Continue reading

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June 2020: Monthly review

2020 will be a memorable year simply because of Covid, but I’m beginning to think it will also be one that I’ll recall as one of the prettiest. Last year we had such a wet, wet spring that most field … Continue reading

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To Bean, or not to Bean….

I’d been looking at the fava beans, or broad beans, for several days, feeling the pods and wondering if I should pick them. But, since I was already dealing with peas, strawberries, beets, elderblow and broccoli I dillydallied and procrastinated. … Continue reading

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