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December Monthly Review

It’s hard to believe that this is the final monthly review for 2020, the Year without End, that mercifully has finally ended. It’s strange that time has both “seemed to fly” and “seemed to stand still” throughout the months. Maybe … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Dec 12

This Saturday began with pounding rain and whistling winds here in central Indiana. Surprisingly, a break in the clouds allowed the sun to shine so I hurried out with my camera. First stop was to see if the potted arborvitae … Continue reading

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November: Monthly review

Overall, November seems like it was a good month even with the scaled-down Thanksgiving “celebrations.” There were 20 beautiful, warm days for outdoor work and below normal precipitation once again. The grain-hauling trucks rumbled by day and night all through … Continue reading

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Was it worth it?

Someone asked me if I really thought going to the trouble of covering “tender” crops before a frost was worth the effort. I reported in an earlier post that our first frost occurred on October 5, but that it was … Continue reading

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Simply perfect!

A poet once said perfect days come in June, but I beg to differ! So far, October has been a string of perfect days here in central Indiana, and during this period, there is time to actually enjoy them. June … Continue reading

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First Frost…

Our average first frost here is October 5, and surprisingly it arrived exactly on that date! I’d covered some things for a possible frost on Friday night, but it didn’t get that cold. The covers were left on Saturday, a … Continue reading

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September: Monthly Review

The colors are definitely changing, and it’s easy to see that Mother Nature’s paint brush has been busy laying browns and rusts over the once-green leaves on trees and shrubs. In the potager, most of the cucurbits’ leaves are brown … Continue reading

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Focus on the positive

First of all, thank you to all those wonderful readers who took time to make such thoughtful comments on my last post. Reading them did improve my outlook, and gave me much to think about. The downward spiral continues, but … Continue reading

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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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