Tag Archives: Potager

Six on Saturday: April 20

  It’s raining for the 4th day in a row, with a blustery wind so some of the photos for today are a bit blurry!   A couple were taken during a break in the rain just as the sun … Continue reading

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10th Seeding

Usually by this seeding, I begin to wonder if there will be room for it all in the potager, gardens and borders;  partly because the outdoor bench area and greenhouse are full, dozens of flats sit on un-planted raised beds, … Continue reading

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Busy, busy!

  What a good week, mostly!  The first apricot-trumpet daffodils opened, heralding in three full days of sunshine!  Carrots, more peas, kohlrabi and beets were direct seeded, and the first of the broccoli plants were set into their bed.  All … Continue reading

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Emergence!

  The first seeds sown outdoors in 2019 have emerged!  “Green Arrow” peas have sprouted and will soon be reaching their support fence.  The edging of miniature tulips on the left is filling in nicely, too.    And I can … Continue reading

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Strawberry troubles

With the potager’s interior borders finally cleaned, it was time to turn my attention to the beds proper, and the first bed that screamed “Help ME!” was this strawberry bed.    These “Honeonye” plants were moved from my friend Chris’s … Continue reading

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Progress!

With the nine-day forecast indicating temps in the 50’sF and rain off and on, yesterday was perfect for moving the first plants from the greenhouse to the benches outside to begin hardening.  Unlike many folks who initially move plants outdoors … Continue reading

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Catnip

  Whether or not a feline is a member of your family, catnip (Nepeta cataria) can be a valuable herb to add to your garden.  Its attractive gray-green foliage has slightly scalloped leaves, and is seldom bothered by insect or … Continue reading

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