Tag Archives: Potager

Garlic is Planted!

  Somehow it is always comforting, as the current growing season comes to an end, that the act of planting cloves of garlic marks the beginning of the next growing season.  It’s an act of faith that the cloves will … Continue reading

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September Review

  September already seems like a blur!  Overall we had great weather, with ample rain and reasonable temperatures.  September is not the hectic harvest month that July and August are, but there was a nice variety of crops harvested:  Italian … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday-9/15/18

  There’s a misty fog over the potager this morning, reminiscent of visits to the Smokey Mountains.  The grass is so heavy with dew that my pant legs are soaked before arriving at the gate.  Today is mid-point for September.  … Continue reading

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Welcome Sunshine!

  After five days of heavy rain, it is wonderful to see the sun beginning to light up the potager.  So, gathering my harvest baskets and camera, I waded through the puddles to see how things had changed during the … Continue reading

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End of August review

August has never been my favorite month, not sure why but it’s usually hot, the kids go back to school, the garden is normally winding down a bit.  Things grow a tad more slowly and the greens change from emeralds … Continue reading

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Follow-ups

There are a couple of loose ends from prior posts that need tying up.  First of all, I promised a reader to post of photo of the mystery watermelon, the “pollinator” that was provided with the non-germinating “Twilight” seedless watermelons, … Continue reading

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Early Tomato Comparison-2018

It’s time for the potager’s early tomato comparison featuring this year’s competitors:   last year’s winning “Polbig” and this year’s challenger, “Siletz.”  Both were seeded and handled identically, and planted out the same dates, same number of plants (8), etc.   … Continue reading

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