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August: Monthly Review

August can be summed up in 3 words…”HOT, DRY, Bountiful!” Only a lot of hose dragging enabled the last word to be included. Despite efforts to keep things watered, some plants just gave up the struggle. The only saving grace … Continue reading

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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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Thinning the carrots

The first planting of carrots actually looked good from the start, and have been ready to use for three weeks or so (or earlier if I wanted baby carrots.) And so when the second planting, shown below, was coming along, … Continue reading

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A Welcome Rain

I haven’t written in a while, because the weather has just been too good to stay indoors, and by the time I quit gardening for the day my brain is too tired to compose thoughtful content. I pushed hard, planting … Continue reading

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French Horticultural Beans

It’s pouring rain again, so a good time to reflect more on last year’s potager. Revisiting the monthly photos was a good way to recall crops. Realizing what is getting used often from the freezer and pantry is also influencing … Continue reading

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Interplanting

I’ve been finalizing the spring planting plan for the potager.  It’s a lot easier to move crops around on paper and make good decisions than it is outdoors in the heady rush of spring.  Good planning makes sure that succession … Continue reading

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Carrots, please!

As recently reported in my “December in Review” one of the potager’s crops that needs planning improvement is carrots.  I recall that there were gaps in production and at times there weren’t enough to meet needs, but a quick check … Continue reading

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Welcome Sunshine!

  After five days of heavy rain, it is wonderful to see the sun beginning to light up the potager.  So, gathering my harvest baskets and camera, I waded through the puddles to see how things had changed during the … Continue reading

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End of August review

August has never been my favorite month, not sure why but it’s usually hot, the kids go back to school, the garden is normally winding down a bit.  Things grow a tad more slowly and the greens change from emeralds … Continue reading

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August possibilities

August has never been a favorite month.  It’s a signal that summer is nearly finished.  Most gardens are winding down.  Over the years at my herb farm, it was always the most disappointing business-wise.  Few people wanted to purchase plants … Continue reading

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