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Six on Saturday: July 17

Welcome to this “Six on Saturday” post (amazingly halfway through July already!!!) from north central Indiana. Let’s begin with a promised report on using leek blossoms as a cut flower. As you may recall, I was skeptical about them mainly … Continue reading

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Shallots are in!

Right on schedule, the shallots were ready to harvest. The tops were beginning to dry and had fallen over at the neck. A light tug on one resulted in an easy release from the soil, because the roots had begun … Continue reading

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June: Monthly review

June has finished, and although the gardener was often distracted by family matters, the garden carried on and charged ahead. Plants have nearly reached the top of the trellises and are spilling into paths. The daylilies are in full bloom … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: July 3

No complaints at all about the harvests in June, but July has begun with an even bigger glut of produce! Today there was a bounty of summer squash, five different varieties. The green basket is “Biet Alpha” cucumbers, and with … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: June 19

This week’s Six on Saturday is a selection of things in the potager that will be coming onto the menu very shortly. In fact, the first summer squash and cucumber have already been picked and will be part of today’s … Continue reading

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Resisting the urge.

We are having a stretch of amazing weather. It’s been warm, actually very warm (yesterday it reached 64 degrees F!) and it’s been sunny for over a week. The raised beds are dry enough to work in, which isn’t surprising … Continue reading

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Happy St. David’s Day!

Today is March 1st, also known as 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 … Continue reading

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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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