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Six on Saturday-Jan 20

It’s been bitter cold for weeks, but suddenly the snow is melting and slosh turning to mud is the outlook for the weekend.  All this “stuck indoors time” has given me the opportunity to consider improvements and skills for the … Continue reading

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Winter projects

Gardeners often get frustrated during the winter.  Right now it is 4 degrees F, with gusty winds that make it feel even colder.  The gardens are covered not only with snow, but with an icy crust.  Tattered seed catalogs form … Continue reading

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Mad Hatter Peppers

  The seed catalogs are arriving daily and dreams and hopes for next season’s “best ever” harvest are spiraling upward.  As you are planning next year’s garden, may I suggest a new pepper variety to try?  As a Garden Writer of … Continue reading

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And the BEET goes on!

  2018 has been declared the “Year of the BEET” by the National Gardening Bureau.  I adore beets, pickled, roasted, in soups and salads, so I was delighted to hear the news.  I’d already decided to grow more beets this … Continue reading

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Potager in Winter

  We woke this morning to winter’s magic.  A gentle, all-night snowfall of the tiniest flakes frosted the trees and cleansed the view.  It was too perfect to stay indoors despite the single-digit temperatures, so camera in hand I ventured … Continue reading

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2017 Evaluation

  As the second year of the potager ends, it is time to evaluate the successes and failures of this past season.  Yes, even after over fifty years of gardening, there are still failures, and that’s okay.  Once it was … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Dec 9

I’m feeling very grateful on this Saturday.  FINALLY, all 1,000 bulbs are in the ground, safely tucked away before our first snowfall arrived this morning.  Thankfully, my back has returned to normal, which also allowed me to drag out the … Continue reading

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