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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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National Spinach Day…and I almost missed it!

Lost in the grocery search of yesterday, was the fact that it was National Spinach Day! How could I fail to celebrate the one crop that has produced week after week over the entire, gloomy winter. This vitamin and iron-packed … Continue reading

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Today was Moving Day!

Finally, the forecast was good (above freezing for the next 10 days, mostly cloudy and lots of rainy days) and the ground is solid enough to allow me to move flats from the basement to the greenhouse! It’s a brief … Continue reading

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Heavenly Sunshine!

“Heavenly sunshine! Heavenly sunshine!  Flooding my soul with glory divine!”  After four days of rain a big dose of heavenly sunshine was just what was needed!  I spent most of the day in the potager doing bits of this and … Continue reading

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April in Review

  April has followed the pattern set so far in 2019:  cooler and wetter than normal.  As a result there were a few adjustments made to both indoor seeding and outdoor planting schedules, with postponements mainly due to wet soil … 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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February in Review

Our high hopes for February expressed last month were not included in Mother Nature’s plans.  Out of 28 days, there were only 7 with any sunshine.  Temperatures remained so cold that schools were cancelled some days.  Some days were snowy … Continue reading

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January: Monthly review

  A potager first!  Here is a January crop of spinach, and I picked a large bowl.  That was all I could reach from the end I could get open.  The three other sides were so frozen I couldn’t get … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Dec 15

There’s not much happening outdoors this time of year, so I’ve selected a “thinking back” topic for this Saturday.  Although there were several new crops as well as old favorites in the 2018 potager, here are the top six vegetables … 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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