Tag Archives: kitchen gardens

12th Seeding

  The potager’s beds are filling up fast, as many transplants were planted in the past two SUNNY days!  Hopefully today more direct seeding will occur, and the lower parts of the lawn can be mowed before the next rains … Continue reading

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Rejoice!

  The long-awaited first crocus “Cream Beauty” has finally opened!  There is cause for celebration in the land!  It was formally greeted and welcomed, intently inspected, and the rejoicing began!  And THEN THE PLANTING commenced!!! Let’s just pause here for … Continue reading

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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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