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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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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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Last Harvest, First Harvest

Today I dug the very last of the potager’s 2016 crops: “Parisian”carrots.  This is the first time in forty years that I’ve left crops to overwinter in the garden.  Always before, everything not eaten immediately was harvested and canned, frozen, … Continue reading

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Heap of hope

  Remember that jar of bleach water I carried to the berry rows?  If not, see “About that pruning…”  Well, I carried it back to the house, and rummaged through my supply basket and jacket pockets to find a big … Continue reading

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Can’t Cut It, Part 2

  Sadly, my reluctance to cut extends into the potager as well.  I just love looking at the beautiful patterns the veggies make in my raised beds.  Just look at that lovely block of perfect “Little Gem” lettuces. How can … Continue reading

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First Frost

The arrival of the first frost is always a mixed blessing, mostly sad because it means the end of the growing season, but a bit of pleasure because it brings a long list of to-do’s to an end as well.  … Continue reading

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