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Six on Saturday-9/15/18

  There’s a misty fog over the potager this morning, reminiscent of visits to the Smokey Mountains.  The grass is so heavy with dew that my pant legs are soaked before arriving at the gate.  Today is mid-point for September.  … Continue reading

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Orange You Sweet!

Orange is my happy color, and finding excellent orange veggies for my potager is always a goal.  The first orange bell pepper trialed was “Orange Sun,” not a great success because brown spots appeared before the pepper became completely orange, … Continue reading

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August possibilities

August has never been a favorite month.  It’s a signal that summer is nearly finished.  Most gardens are winding down.  Over the years at my herb farm, it was always the most disappointing business-wise.  Few people wanted to purchase plants … Continue reading

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May’s End Views

  As May slips to an end, it is most appropriate to feature the star of the Deck Garden, the prolific, no-care “May Queen” Shasta.  I love these simple daisies, so abundant that cutting daily bouquets barely makes a dent … Continue reading

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Potager progress

  Things are popping in the potager!  A couple of small rains have really spurred crops along.  For example, last week bed 5d shown above was empty except for the row of mini tulips along the top edge.  During the … Continue reading

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What a difference a rain makes!

  Central Indiana is already 3″ behind “normal” rainfall for May.  It allowed the farmers to get the planting done, so that was a blessing but once they were finished everyone began looking to the skies.  Rain was occasionally in … Continue reading

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Rainy day reading

Monday morning was a perfect day for planting.  Our forecast for the next 10 days is excellent in terms of temperatures, so the babies were set in their designated places in the potager.  Aspabroc (shown left,)”Gonzales Mini-Cabbage,” “Katrina” and “Primero” … Continue reading

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