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A Succession of Peas, Please!

  This season, I’m tweaking the succession plantings to make my potager even more productive.  If crops (peas for example) are available for weeks, then we can eat them fresh and skip the energy (mine and the power company’s) it … Continue reading

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Onions…Crying for Joy!

For over thirty years I grew onions from sets, just as my grandmother and mother had.  White ones for using over the summer and early fall; yellow ones for storage.  I never saw red ones until I went to college.  … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday-Feb 10

It’s another dreary Saturday, although yesterday our snow cover melted…again.  Temps are turning colder and more snow is on the way, so just losing our snow doesn’t mean winter is ending.  So I tend the indoor seedlings in the basement … Continue reading

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And the BEET goes on!

  2018 has been declared the “Year of the BEET” by the National Gardening Bureau.  I adore beets, pickled, roasted, in soups and salads, so I was delighted to hear the news.  I’d already decided to grow more beets this … Continue reading

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2017 Evaluation

  As the second year of the potager ends, it is time to evaluate the successes and failures of this past season.  Yes, even after over fifty years of gardening, there are still failures, and that’s okay.  Once it was … Continue reading

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Early Tomato Comparison

After an exciting Garden Writers of America conference, I’m back at the helm.  Needless to say, there has been lots of picking and preserving after a week’s absence, and now the deadheading needs completing but I wanted to get this … Continue reading

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Succession Planting

Many people have questioned how and why the potager is so productive.  There are several reasons.  For example, good drainage from raised beds, deep soil, and continual weed removal are assets to productivity.  Good drainage means an earlier planting start … Continue reading

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