Tag Archives: shallots

The Alliums are invading!

I’m growing more alliums than usual this year, but not quite as many shallots. It wasn’t my choice to grow fewer, but last year was so wet that many of the shallots began to rot before their tops even considered … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: April 18

Here’s mid-April’s “Six on Saturday.” I debated whether to post photos of flowers, but right now many people are feeling that food is of prime importance, so here’s six from the potager. After 4 nights of temperatures in the 20’s, … Continue reading

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Savoring the Sunshine

In these days of unease, a bit of sunshine makes an enormous difference. Just being able to wander about outdoors feels like a special privilege, especially as the spring flowers emerge. After listening to the gloomy farming weather forecast (a … Continue reading

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Catch-up

Finally!  The first load of mulch has been spread on the potager’s interior borders!  I have a new set of sore muscles, but it is worth every ache.  The first load went on fairly quickly, because I’d just weeded the … 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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Rejoice!

  The long-awaited first crocus “Cream Beauty” has finally opened!  There is cause for celebration in the land!  It was formally greeted and welcomed, intently inspected, and the rejoicing began!  And THEN THE PLANTING commenced!!! Let’s just pause here for … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Dec 29

The seed catalogs are arriving almost daily now, and the luscious photographs and descriptions are irresistible.  Temptation lurks on every page.  I indulge my fantasies for weeks by making a “wish list” that ignores the amount of space available.  At … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday-7/14

It’s been another very hot, humid week here in central Indiana, with barely a sprinkle of rain.  In the potager, the harvest continues unabated due to regular watering.  Along with all the crops shown in prior posts, some new ingredients … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday-7/7

  Does it seem to you that we just wrote a “Six on Saturday” a day or two ago?  The days are whizzing by, which is why it’s important to take a moment and breathe deeply, especially if there are … Continue reading

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Wrong again!

Yesterday I checked the 10-day forecast (as I always do) and beyond a slightly chilly night, the forecast was for dry and sunny and tah-dah!!! three days in a row above 40 degrees!  So, I bundled up (these old bones … Continue reading

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