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First Seed Order for 2020

As usual, the first seed order for 2020 was placed with Geo Seeds in October, to earn a nice 20% discount. Geo is a wholesale company that has a huge offering of mainly ornamental plants, although they do have a … Continue reading

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Planting the bulbs

I’ve been planting this year’s bulb order whenever the weather is decent, the ground not too soggy, and I have a bit of time. Yes, I’m running later than usual, but generally as long as they are in the ground … 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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To London, to London

to buy a fat pig? No, but obviously I ate like a pig because despite walking an unaccustomed 5.5-7 miles per day, I gained 6 pounds! I’ll write more about the trip later. Obviously, one can’t leave a productive potager … 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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Homemade Ketchup

As I age, I find that old family traditions and memories become more important. Picking yet another four baskets of tomatoes, and gazing at overloaded pepper plants reminded me of being young, maybe 7 or 8 years old and being … Continue reading

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If You Came to My Garden Party…

I hosted a garden party this month, which partly explains the lack of blog posts. If you came to my garden party, here’s some of what you would have seen. September has been extraordinarily pretty, but very dry. In preparation … Continue reading

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