Tag Archives: kitchen gardens

Rain again…and again

Three glorious days of sunshine, so I frantically planted veggies in the potager for long hours on the first two.  Almost all of the tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, climbing melons and beans, many lettuces, edible flowers, more cippolini and Italian red … Continue reading

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Thwarting the birds

Last year, I was overjoyed to begin picking a quart or so every few days from the strawberries I’d planted in the potager.  They were older plants moved from the prior Cook’s Garden at the farm, so were off to … Continue reading

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April review of the Potager

Although it was slow-going early in the month due to continual rain, seeding and planting is caught up for the moment.  The potager has really changed since April began.  Several beds have seeded crops growing, like this one with peas … Continue reading

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Good bye, Good riddance March!

  At the end of February, I was so hopeful and excited for March to arrive.  But, for the most part, except for some exceptional basketball viewing and a lovely quick trip to Florida, it has only been a frustrating … Continue reading

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Daffodils? That means pea-planting!

  Long before the advent of calendars, farm folk had sayings to help recall when certain chores needed to be done.  I like following many of these old proverbs, because in my experience they are generally more accurate than dates.  … Continue reading

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Lettuce Rejoice!

       I have to admit that one of my favorite plants to grow is lettuce (Lactuca sativa).  Not because it is easy, although it IS one of the easiest plants anyone can grow, or because it is tasty—although it certainly … Continue reading

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Seed Starting Stuff

  Yes, I’m repeating this photo from the last post because I had several inquiries about my seed starting “Facilities.”  See that tall rack?  I built it over thirty years ago out of scrap lumber and some aluminum sheeting.  A … Continue reading

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