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Homemade Ketchup

As I age, I find that old family traditions and memories become more important. Picking yet another four baskets of tomatoes, and gazing at overloaded pepper plants reminded me of being young, maybe 7 or 8 years old and being … Continue reading

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If You Came to My Garden Party…

I hosted a garden party this month, which partly explains the lack of blog posts. If you came to my garden party, here’s some of what you would have seen. September has been extraordinarily pretty, but very dry. In preparation … Continue reading

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August in Review

Yet another month has flown by at warp speed. We’re already a week into September, and I’m just now posting last month’s review! As I’ve stated in recent posts, timely rains have continued throughout the summer. Instead of turning hot … Continue reading

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Short review: Romano Purpiat

We just devoured the first picking of “Romano Purpiat” beans, a variety I’ve never grown before, and I must say they were absolutely delicious…tender, flavorful, stringless. Of course, they turn bright green when cooked, but the young ones are delicious … Continue reading

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EarliDew Melons

It’s always fun to try a new variety, so this season “Earli Dew,” a honeydew melon was added to the potager. SeedsNSuch was the source, because I only wanted a few seeds at a low price. Their catalog described it … Continue reading

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And Now It’s the Melons!

Yes, the raccoons held another party in the potager last night, and after they’d eaten or damaged at least 21 tomatoes…there may have been more, since it’s hard to identify the “body parts” when they are strewn here and there…they … Continue reading

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July: Monthly Review

July was an excellent month, with enough rain that the only watering required were the pots and containers. In fact, the garlic, onions, and shallots did not appreciate all the rains, and began to rot before they were truly ready … Continue reading

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