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Snowy days can lead to trouble!

Too many snowy days can lead to trouble!  The indoor job list has no appeal.  It’s too nasty to venture outdoors.  The lure of the computer beckons.  Temptation fills page after page.  “I’m only going to window shop,” one assures … Continue reading

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Gotta love those annuals!

I’ve been away for a bit to eastern Ohio and then immediately on to Wisconsin, so I’ve been playing catch-up with the produce rather than writing since our return.  Immediately upon turning into the driveway, it was obvious that the … Continue reading

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Nasturtium Revival

It was 47 degrees this morning, the coolest temperatures we’ve had since May.  Overnight, it feels like autumn, with a brisk breeze pulling golden leaves from the black walnut trees in a continual shower.  I can feel my “end of … Continue reading

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Disappointments

As the summer garden season draws to a close, it’s a good time to take stock and evaluate.  Considering that I grew 197 varieties, not counting all the bulbs purchased, perennials and herbs that I moved from the farm, or … Continue reading

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Mouthwatering Melons

One of the true delights of the potager has been the melon crop.  If you read the post discussing melons when I was mulling over seed orders, you may recall that I chose 4 varieties of melon, plus 1 watermelon.  … Continue reading

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Smallage, or Cutting Celery

This week, I received word that George, the husband of a dear herbal friend passed away.  George and Charlene had a lovely and full life, and learning of his passing brought back lots of memories.  One was a day they … Continue reading

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And yet more seeds!

Before you shout at the screen, “But you promised you weren’t buying any more seeds!” I must explain.  I’m a member of Garden Writers of America, a delightful, helpful organization that has many benefits of membership.  One benefit is that … Continue reading

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More seeds? Really?

I vowed, “No more seeds.  There’s already more than my potager can hold this year, and probably much of the next, in the seed storage boxes.  I don’t need more seeds.  I probably can’t even manage more seeds properly.”  I … Continue reading

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The Color Purple

Healthy eating is a skyrocketing trend.  Few people can be unaware of recent studies that show blueberries are “superfood.”  Kale has become the new “foodie fad,” in everything from chips, soups, salads, and smoothies.  Everyone is aware that eating brightly colored … Continue reading

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Mini Melons

My search for climbers to grow on the potager arches continues.  Right now I’m researching melons that will do well here in central Indiana.  I’ve grown many melons in the past, both cantaloupe and watermelons, banana melons, and even citron, which I … Continue reading

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