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June 2020: Monthly review

2020 will be a memorable year simply because of Covid, but I’m beginning to think it will also be one that I’ll recall as one of the prettiest. Last year we had such a wet, wet spring that most field … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: June 27, 2020

For this Six on Saturday, we’re focusing on the food! It’s nearly the end of June, but the potager seems more like Mid-May in some ways. The crops are lagging behind “normal.” In checking past journals, “normally” by now I’m … Continue reading

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To Bean, or not to Bean….

I’d been looking at the fava beans, or broad beans, for several days, feeling the pods and wondering if I should pick them. But, since I was already dealing with peas, strawberries, beets, elderblow and broccoli I dillydallied and procrastinated. … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: April 18

Here’s mid-April’s “Six on Saturday.” I debated whether to post photos of flowers, but right now many people are feeling that food is of prime importance, so here’s six from the potager. After 4 nights of temperatures in the 20’s, … Continue reading

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Today was Moving Day!

Finally, the forecast was good (above freezing for the next 10 days, mostly cloudy and lots of rainy days) and the ground is solid enough to allow me to move flats from the basement to the greenhouse! It’s a brief … Continue reading

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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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