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End of August review

August has never been my favorite month, not sure why but it’s usually hot, the kids go back to school, the garden is normally winding down a bit.  Things grow a tad more slowly and the greens change from emeralds … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday-Aug 18

Let’s call this one “The Effects of Rain!”   1) The lawn mower broke earlier and needs parts, so of course it began to rain, and rain, and rain…5″ in a day and a night when we’d already had rain … Continue reading

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July in Review

  July has been a fun month, although there were really, really hot dry days mixed in with a few cool “September feel” days, and now ending with two days of lovely, gentle soaking rains.  The weather always seems to … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday: July 2

  This Monday’s harvest looks pretty much like recent harvests taking place about every two days from the potager.  Top left are “Provider” beans, which just keep producing pounds and pounds of beautiful beans.  Even prettier are the “Velour” French … Continue reading

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June Review

  It seems June flew by in a whiz, so it’s good to take a moment to look back and review, and evaluate how the gardens fared this month.   After a very dry April and May, June had enough well-spaced … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday-June 25

  Today’s harvest from the potager is mostly beans, which wasn’t supposed to be the case, but the best-laid, winter-agonized over plans sometimes just don’t work out correctly!  Likely due to unusual heat along with welcomed rain, not only the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday-Nov. 4

Frost has come a few times to central Indiana, sometimes light, sometimes heavy but often enough that the annuals have all turned brown.  I’d love to report that I’ve trimmed all the death and destruction from the gardens and moved it … Continue reading

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Entertaining Is So Easy!

Although I am happy to be a hermit in the potager and gardens, D is a very social creature who loves being surrounded by people.  We compromise happily by doing a lot of entertaining in the summer, when the potager … Continue reading

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July in Review

“Fast and furious” best describes the changing gardens this month.  We’ve had a few hot, humid days that are typical of July here in central Indiana, but for the most part it has been cooler than normal.  Thus, many mornings … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday-July 15

  We had more rain this week, and cooler evenings which has made some crops, like savoy “Alcosa” cabbage very happy.  It will be ready to harvest soon.  With even more rain in the forecast, I decided to dig all … Continue reading

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