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Building the Berry Boxes

We finally had a lovely, sunny day at almost 60 degrees F, but the real factor was that there was only a light breeze. I don’t know how it’s been where you are, but here in Indiana we’ve had days … Continue reading

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Another autumn chore

Yes, I know I said next on the job on the list was building the berry bed covers, but then I realized I can build berry boxes anytime, but I can only stain/seal the fence and gates when the wood … Continue reading

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October: Monthly review

Overall, October was a pretty month and a good month for growing once we got past that initial little frost on October 5. The leaves turned golden and gently covered the ground. The skies turned that deeper blue as autumn … Continue reading

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Bulbs are here!

The last of the bulbs arrived today, all were unpacked and the order checked. There were a few items sold out, but all the most important items are here. It’s a drizzly, cold day so the planting won’t begin immediately. … Continue reading

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Random thoughts

A pretty day, after a couple of days of much-needed rain fell, so I finally became disgusted enough with the view of the potager to do something about it. The two potted “Juliet” grape tomatoes that have produced a quart … Continue reading

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Was it worth it?

Someone asked me if I really thought going to the trouble of covering “tender” crops before a frost was worth the effort. I reported in an earlier post that our first frost occurred on October 5, but that it was … Continue reading

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Simply perfect!

A poet once said perfect days come in June, but I beg to differ! So far, October has been a string of perfect days here in central Indiana, and during this period, there is time to actually enjoy them. June … Continue reading

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And suddenly it’s Golden!

This morning, seemingly overnight, our view has changed. Our world is suddenly golden. Leaves that were olive drab yesterday are transformed, especially when viewed backlit with sunshine. I’ve been pondering all summer, as we had week after week of nearly … Continue reading

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First Frost…

Our average first frost here is October 5, and surprisingly it arrived exactly on that date! I’d covered some things for a possible frost on Friday night, but it didn’t get that cold. The covers were left on Saturday, a … Continue reading

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September: Monthly Review

The colors are definitely changing, and it’s easy to see that Mother Nature’s paint brush has been busy laying browns and rusts over the once-green leaves on trees and shrubs. In the potager, most of the cucurbits’ leaves are brown … Continue reading

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