Tag Archives: Potager

August in Review

Yet another month has flown by at warp speed. We’re already a week into September, and I’m just now posting last month’s review! As I’ve stated in recent posts, timely rains have continued throughout the summer. Instead of turning hot … Continue reading

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And the winner is

  “Polbig!”  Yes, for the 4th year, the hands-down best full-sized early tomato is “Polbig.”  The first to ripen was a beautiful 10.5 oz perfect tomato.  It’s on the right in the photo, shown with the ripest of the contender … Continue reading

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Short Update: Plant World Seeds

  So, here’s the special YELLOW hollyhock grown from seeds from Plant World Seeds!!!  It’s the first to bloom of dozens, and is much taller than all its fellow seedlings.  I’m hoping it’s a freak, and that all the others … Continue reading

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The Garlic harvest

  The garlic harvest has been interesting this year.  (The photo shows a very small portion of the garlic harvest, plus some “Red Torpedo” onions curing on the Lady Cottage floor.) After a very long, extremely wet winter with periods … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: July 13

  This is the time of year when the gardens really hit their stride in terms of color.  It would be easy to do a “Sixty on Saturday” if one were to simply admire individual plants.  The planting and mulching … Continue reading

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Short report: Tomato hornworms

A sudden outburst of tomato hornworms has hit the potager.  I saw a bit of damage (stems minus their leaves!) and then little piles of worm poop.  It took a spell of stool sitting and staring before I spotted the … Continue reading

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Short reports: Dahlias

  My visions of “Dallying with Dahlias” are beginning to come to realization.  The first of the dahlias are beginning to bloom.  As you may recall, there were two batches of dahlias:  the tubers saved from last year’s order from … Continue reading

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