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Lettuce give thanks!

  As the seed catalogs arrive, and decisions need to be made for ordering, it’s wise to look back at the previous seasons to evaluate the varieties grown.   There are hundreds of varieties of lettuce available, and it’s always … Continue reading

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And the winner is

  “Polbig!”  Yes, for the 4th year, the hands-down best full-sized early tomato is “Polbig.”  The first to ripen was a beautiful 10.5 oz perfect tomato.  It’s on the right in the photo, shown with the ripest of the contender … Continue reading

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April in Review

  April has followed the pattern set so far in 2019:  cooler and wetter than normal.  As a result there were a few adjustments made to both indoor seeding and outdoor planting schedules, with postponements mainly due to wet soil … Continue reading

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Emergence!

  The first seeds sown outdoors in 2019 have emerged!  “Green Arrow” peas have sprouted and will soon be reaching their support fence.  The edging of miniature tulips on the left is filling in nicely, too.    And I can … Continue reading

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Strawberry troubles

With the potager’s interior borders finally cleaned, it was time to turn my attention to the beds proper, and the first bed that screamed “Help ME!” was this strawberry bed.    These “Honeonye” plants were moved from my friend Chris’s … Continue reading

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8th Seeding & Welcoming blooms!

  We must have brought the sunshine with us from Florida!  Our local weatherman announced that yesterday was the most sunshine Indiana has had since January 5th!!! And happily, the sunshine continues today.  Lots more of the “Cream Beauty” crocuses … Continue reading

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Interplanting

I’ve been finalizing the spring planting plan for the potager.  It’s a lot easier to move crops around on paper and make good decisions than it is outdoors in the heady rush of spring.  Good planning makes sure that succession … Continue reading

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