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It’s Potager Planning Time again!
It’s that time of year when my thoughts are filled with next year’s potager. At my age thoughts come and go, so it’s best to get them down on paper. You may recall that last year I did an extended … Continue reading
Playing Catch-up…or is that ketchup?
As the heat wave and lack of rain continue, much of my time is spent dragging hoses and watering, watering, watering. I’m just trying to keep the potager and the 3 main flower gardens as healthy as I can, but … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged growing your own food, Indiana gardening, kitchen garden, potager 12 Comments
The BIG DAY finally arrived! That day which I’ve anticipated all winter long, planned for, wished for, and nervously waited for finally came. There were daffodils blooming in the Front Garden this morning, as I and my tea cup took … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged growing your own food, Indiana gardening, kitchen garden, larkspur, planting peas, potager, shallots, winter seeding 31 Comments
The seeding is on schedule…but under debate!
While the weather was so frigid, and the days were endless gloom it was a little hard to be motivated to sow seeds. It just seemed foolhardy, since spring was so very far away. And, the memory of last year’s … Continue reading
Kohlrabi, this year’s “trial” crop
Each year since the potager began, I’ve picked a crop for testing and evaluation. One year it was peas, another it was spinach, another beets. I find as many varieties as I can and have space to grow, but also … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged crop trials, growing your own food, Indiana gardening, kitchen garden, kohlrabi, potager 21 Comments
Building the Berry Boxes
We finally had a lovely, sunny day at almost 60 degrees F, but the real factor was that there was only a light breeze. I don’t know how it’s been where you are, but here in Indiana we’ve had days … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged berry boxes, critter control, Indiana gardening, kitchen garden, potager 9 Comments
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged frost, frost covering, frost damage, gardening, growing your own food, Indiana gardening, kitchen garden, potager 9 Comments
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged growing your own food, harvest totals, Indiana gardening, kitchen garden, monthy review, potager, September 7 Comments
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged fall crops, growing your own food, harvest, Indiana gardening, kitchen garden, potager 5 Comments
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