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Thanksgiving: Tucking the Garden in for Winter

There’s nothing about Thanksgiving I don’t like. It involves gratefulness and I am grateful for much: a secure childhood, loving parents, family relationships, good friends, a job I like, a cozy home, good health, a garden, and the joy and … Continue reading

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The Cold Frame Returns, Along With The Jerusalem Artichokes

The Jerusalem artichokes are coming into their own. At least the blossoms are. Who knows what their little tubers are doing down in the ground? I’ll find out in Late October or early November when I harvest them again. Last … Continue reading

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The Winter Garden

I had been meaning to run by the garden to check out the turnips in the Plot Against Hunger garden.  They are snug under fallen leaves with just their tops sticking out and just about ready to harvest.  I also … Continue reading

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Salad Days and Bouquets

  Well, another day in paradise! Gorgeous sunny weather after a week of rain and flash floods. Last week’s work in the garden made a difference—fewer weeds, thriving plants, and sprouting squash. Last week I took lettuces and radishes. This … Continue reading

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The Rush Is On

For the Fourth of July, I was able to feed my guests zucchini, tomatoes, and garlic from my garden, along with some hot peppers that I added to a grain dish.  While I had to buy chicken and fish to … Continue reading

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American Legion Garden Gets an Upgrade

I have been doing so much gardening in multiple gardens, as well as a changing jobs, that I have not been able to write recently.  I will try to do better in the future as I get used to a … Continue reading

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Fall Planting Continues to Yield

The fall crops—those planted in late summer—continue to put food on the table, even as I’ve begun to see cars with bundled trees strapped to the roof.  This weekend, I did a little clean-up in both my garden and the … Continue reading

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The Cold Frame Returns!

What a beautiful fall weekend this was!  There is still lots of color still in the trees, and depending on the type of tree, lots of leaves raining down in the breeze.  I spent part of two days in the … Continue reading

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Summer and Fall Mix in the Garden

After a week away, I went to the garden expecting that I would be able to harvest a few things.  I was not disappointed.  There is a really lovely mix of summer crops nearing the end of production and fall … Continue reading

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The August Garden: Current Bounty, Fall Plantings

I keep forgetting to take my camera to the garden when I go there to work and I did it again this weekend.  The garden looks remarkably good for August, so having failed to snap some pictures seems a loss. … Continue reading

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