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Odds and Ends

Suddenly we have some sunshine, and I can’t express how welcome it is after weeks of gloomy days. I think I missed being able to witness sunsets almost as much as I miss sunshine during the day! Last night’s sunset … Continue reading

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Anticipation

It’s snowing again and the temperature is 12 degrees F, with lower temperatures in the forecast for the upcoming ten days. Sigh! The good part of that is when the temps do drop to zero, at least the garden’s plants … Continue reading

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Lettuce improve our lettuce production!

I admit it. I’ve been stuck in a rut for a while, ordering the same lettuce seeds year after year. There’s good reason for that, of course. Growing the varieties that have proven themselves as reliable and productive in the … Continue reading

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Kohlrabi, this year’s “trial” crop

Each year since the potager began, I’ve picked a crop for testing and evaluation. One year it was peas, another it was spinach, another beets. I find as many varieties as I can and have space to grow, but also … Continue reading

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January: Monthly review

The first month of 2021 was not very memorable, nor filled with the optimism of past January’s. Like December, is was mostly gray and drab outdoors, so I left the Christmas tree up and the nutcrackers out the entire month … Continue reading

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Cutting Garden plans…inspired!

D surprised me with a big bouquet of flowers on my birthday last week, and I have truly been enjoying them since. Every day there is a little change, just as there is in the garden, with some flowers slightly … Continue reading

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Of cabbages and kings!

With the inauguration nearly upon us, my mind has been thinking a lot about succession, of kings and queens, and presidents….and vegetables. “Cabbages and kings.” Last year, I found a little trick for creating a bit more space for succession … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Visualization

Coaches of all sorts say the key to success in doing something is to first visualize yourself making that goal, catching that long pass, making that putt, and then putting in the work to make it happen. That’s where gardeners … Continue reading

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Winter seeding

“Winter seeding” has become the descriptive for a seeding technique that I’ve done for decades, but didn’t use that exact term. It’s basically just sowing seeds in a container and placing the container outdoors where the seeds are exposed to … Continue reading

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No violas in 2021

Since the potager was built, each year over 500 violas were grown and then planted along the potager’s two central paths and in the triangular planters near the greenhouse. As you can barely see from the photo below, they are … Continue reading

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