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Tag Archives: kitchen gardens
Yes, I’m still growing food!
With most of my focus on growing flowers for the “Growing Kindness Project” in 2022, and plans to expand it a bit this year, many people have asked if I’m planning to grow any food. That was my main focus … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged growing vegetables, growing your own food, Indiana gardening, kitchen gardens, potager 7 Comments
I love my raised beds. As soon as the idea of a potager began to emerge, there was no question that raised beds would be a major factor. There had not been many raised beds in my prior gardens, but … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Indiana gardening, kitchen gardens, Plow and Hearth, Potager, raised beds 23 Comments
The Last Pepper!
Farewell to the last of the 2021 pepper crop eaten fresh, the “Sweet Apple Green” bell pepper pictured above. This variety from Seeds N Such has become one of our favorites for its sweet flavor, thick walls, and bright chartreuse … Continue reading
December: Monthly Review
This post closes out the final month of 2021, the dreary month of December that would be nearly unbearable if it were not for the cheery holiday decorations, Christmas movies, special dishes (even if there is no one to share … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged harvest totals, Indiana gardening, kitchen gardens, monthly review, Potager 9 Comments
September: Monthly Review
This post has been a long time coming, and there are no valid excuses other than the oft heard “life happens” or “it’s been busy” or “writer’s block” and truthfully, it’s been a bit of all those. The looming threat … Continue reading
July: Monthly review
Another month came to a close recently, but it seems barely noticed. That ritual of tearing off, or turning the calendar page to a new picture has been replaced by just a glance at the date on my phone that … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged gardening, growing your own food, Indiana gardening, kitchen gardens, monthly review, Potager 5 Comments
Rain is magic!
It’s been strange to listen to the evening news week after week, with the “local” (that is Indianapolis, which is NOT local to us) weatherman bemoaning how wet the summer has been. Lakes in southern Indiana are at record levels … Continue reading
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged celosia, Indiana gardening, kitchen gardens, potager, squash borers, strawflowers 15 Comments
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged growing vegetables, growing your own food, Indiana gardening, kitchen gardens, potager, shallots 7 Comments
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged cutting flowers, cutting garden, Indiana gardening, kitchen gardens, monthly review, potager 18 Comments