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Winners and Losers!

I mentioned in my last post that an autumn seed order was in the works. However, before any seeds are ordered for the coming year, a hard look needs to be taken at how the “new kids” for 2020 performed. … Continue reading

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The First Day of Autumn

The first day of Autumn…already! How did that happen? In some ways, it seems as though I was just celebrating all the “firsts”…the first crocus, the first daffodil, the first radish harvested from the potager, the first ripe tomato and … Continue reading

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Feeling the change

The air feels different. Mornings begin as misty, impressionist paintings with a layer of fog over the neighboring cornfield, and the sun seems to be in no hurry to make an appearance. But slowly, it emerges bringing intense heat and … Continue reading

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Lettuce Save Seed!

I’ve been reading so many posts about saving seeds, and so many of them have mis-information that must be confusing to new gardeners especially. Admittedly, I don’t save many seeds now, but back in my homesteading days I did. It … Continue reading

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The Alliums are invading!

I’m growing more alliums than usual this year, but not quite as many shallots. It wasn’t my choice to grow fewer, but last year was so wet that many of the shallots began to rot before their tops even considered … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: July 11, 2020

This “Six on Saturday” is simple…six things that made me smile this morning! Tomato “Sun Sugar” is one of my favorites, and often the first to ripen. Red tomatoes give me a rash, but I can eat these luscious orange … Continue reading

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Thinning the carrots

The first planting of carrots actually looked good from the start, and have been ready to use for three weeks or so (or earlier if I wanted baby carrots.) And so when the second planting, shown below, was coming along, … Continue reading

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Today a butterfly sat on my shoulder

That’s not an unusual occurrence for a gardener who works outside as much as I do, because butterflies are drawn to the salty sweat we produce. And in this heat, I’m definitely doing more than just “glow.” It’s said to … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: July 4th 2020

Happy July 4th! It’s a glorious day here in Indiana! Hard to limit to six for this Saturday, because the daylilies are opening everywhere, the potager’s plants are becoming loaded with produce, and everywhere I look there is color and … Continue reading

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Mysteries in the Garden

This morning, after reading several blogs by new gardeners, I took a meander around my own potager, and thought “Yes, I can see why they are confused and uncertain.” A new gardener who plants a packet of “Green Arrow” peas, … Continue reading

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