Tag Archives: lettuces

A Weekend of Sun!

We finally had a lovely late spring weekend with sun and temperatures in the low eighties. Everyone’s garden is flourishing from all the rain (and we’re expected to have three days more of it this week). I harvested lettuces, spinach, … Continue reading

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A Surfeit of Greens

Salad days are here! I’m eating greens like crazy–spinach, chard, lettuce, kale–and some of the other lovely things that grow along side them in the spring, such as carrots, peas, radishes, and the occasional turnip. The Plot Against Hunger gardens … Continue reading

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Of Stuff and Plaster Dust and Fresh Produce…

On Friday this week, I had a man come in to fix water damage in two separate closets. In the one, the wall had been repaired too quickly after a pinhole leak, so crumbled out again. In the other, the … Continue reading

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More Paradise: A Nice Lunch, Warmth, and the First Radishes!

I started this weekend having lunch on Saturday with some friends. We went to Old Angler’s Inn on the C&O Canal and had a lovely time on their terrace with catkins of oak pollen falling on us. Luckily no one … 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 Garden Blooms and Grows

Finally, things seem to be growing. Radishes are almost ready to harvest. The lettuces needed to be thinned. The okra is coming up. Flowers are going like crazy. Now I have roses, along with the last of the columbine and … Continue reading

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Using the Cold Frame, Trying to Outwit the Rabbits…

I was able to get into the garden again this week because we had some more beautiful weather.  We have a winter storm warning starting this evening though and are supposed to get snow…again.  Still, I was not deterred. I … Continue reading

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