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French Horticultural Beans

It’s pouring rain again, so a good time to reflect more on last year’s potager. Revisiting the monthly photos was a good way to recall crops. Realizing what is getting used often from the freezer and pantry is also influencing … Continue reading

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A Year in the Potager thru Pix

  This was the potager in January, when it was below zero even during some of the daytime hours!  It was too cold to finish the garden clean-up.  There were only quick trips to get flats from the greenhouse for … Continue reading

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December in Review

December started off cool and dreary, so we were happy to escape to Tuscany for a while. By the time we returned Christmas decorations were everywhere, so I had to hurry to get the snowmen and garlands placed in the … Continue reading

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Rutabagas! A First!

To experienced rutabaga growers, this crop of rutabaga “Laurentian,” an old (pre-1920) heirloom variety, is certainly not impressive, but I’m happy. Just harvested today, after record cold weeks including a week of single digit nights and below-freezing days, the temps … Continue reading

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November in Review

Impossibly true, but another month has passed! November was a mixed bag weather-wise, with record cold early in the month, two snowfalls and a few days in the upper 50’s tucked here and there. There were wicked winds with 60mph … Continue reading

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Lettuce give thanks!

  As the seed catalogs arrive, and decisions need to be made for ordering, it’s wise to look back at the previous seasons to evaluate the varieties grown.   There are hundreds of varieties of lettuce available, and it’s always … Continue reading

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A Year of Preserves

I wish I could take credit for this idea, but I actually saw it on another blog last winter and thought, “What a great idea!” At our age, no one wants or needs “things” so consumable gifts are just the … Continue reading

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