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The Last Tomato

January 7th, the date we ate the last fresh tomato of the 2021 season! It was only after I diced it up to put on tacos that it dawned on me that I should take a photo of the final … Continue reading

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My pick: Tomato “Chef’s Choice Orange!”

I’m one of those “strange” people who can’t eat raw tomatoes, at least if they are red. They produce a rash inside and outside my mouth that burns. Fortunately, I can eat orange, yellow, or pink tomatoes that are lower … Continue reading

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Homemade Ketchup

As I age, I find that old family traditions and memories become more important. Picking yet another four baskets of tomatoes, and gazing at overloaded pepper plants reminded me of being young, maybe 7 or 8 years old and being … Continue reading

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Bandits strike again

Remember those lovely clusters of “Polbig” tomatoes? There will be no poundage comparison between “Polbig” and “Defiant” this year. Last night for the second time, raccoons harvested tomatoes in the potager. Of course, they chose the biggest and the ripest, … 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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All You Need is Love…Plants!

  It’s February, the month of romance.  This year for Valentine’s Day, why not surprise your loved one with a “Love Plant” instead of fattening chocolates or expensive jewelry?  Here are a few suggestions for adding some love to your … Continue reading

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Early Tomato Comparison

After an exciting Garden Writers of America conference, I’m back at the helm.  Needless to say, there has been lots of picking and preserving after a week’s absence, and now the deadheading needs completing but I wanted to get this … Continue reading

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Potager June Review

  June was a month of huge progress in the potager, although it is still hard for me to believe that it has been a full month since the May review!   First of all, all those luscious rows of peas … Continue reading

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