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The Ornamental Vegetable Garden

If I were limited to one book on creating a beautiful potager I’d pick this one, “The Ornamental Vegetable Garden” by Diana Anthony.  There’s a dozen or more on that topic in my shelves, but this is the book I … Continue reading

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Farewell 2018

Happy New Year to each of you, dear readers!  It’s the first day of January, named for the god Janus, of the two faces.  One looks back, one looks forward.  This is the day in my journal ( my daily … Continue reading

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Garlic is Planted!

  Somehow it is always comforting, as the current growing season comes to an end, that the act of planting cloves of garlic marks the beginning of the next growing season.  It’s an act of faith that the cloves will … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: June 16

  This is my absolutely favorite time of the year!  By mid-June the blessings from the potager are so abundant that it is hard to pick only 6, but here’s what’s on my mind this week.  1) Succession plantings!  With … Continue reading

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Out with the Old, In with the New….sometimes!

Our record heat here in Indiana is generating a quicker-than-normal turn-around in the potager.  A premise of the potager is the replacement of one crop as soon as it is harvested with a succession crop, thus keeping all parts of … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday-June 2

May in our part of Indiana brought record heat and very little rain.  Although parts of the state were blessed with rain as June began, all the storms passed north or south of us.  So this “Six on Saturday” is … Continue reading

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St. David’s Day & Leeks

March 1st is St. David’s Day, the patron saint of Wales.   It is said that  David (“Dewi” in Welsh) lived in the 6th century and only drank water, sometimes immersed himself in icy water while reciting scripture, and made … Continue reading

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