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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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Six on Saturday: Aug 3

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The Garlic harvest

  The garlic harvest has been interesting this year.  (The photo shows a very small portion of the garlic harvest, plus some “Red Torpedo” onions curing on the Lady Cottage floor.) After a very long, extremely wet winter with periods … Continue reading

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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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