Tag Archives: peppers

Beating Back the Flower Coup

After talking last week about the zinnia coup in the garden, I got in there this week and started to fight back. I was feeling immensely guilty about ripping some of them out, but along came a fellow gardener who … Continue reading

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Heat and Lushness

Last weekend I weeded the small and large Plot Against Hunger gardens and then I weeded our newly lent garden, which is full of tomatoes, onions and squash, not to mention basil. I harvested some things for AFAC, including a … Continue reading

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Books and Gardening: What More Can you Want?

Since the Contented Crafter suggested we create a world-wide book club, I’ve been thinking about what I could review. She took on The Luminaries and got lots of reinforcement of her opinion that it was a slog. Jenny of Characters … Continue reading

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End of Season: Closing In

The garden is looking so end of season. I have a sense of sadness mingled with relief. There are still some possibilities. There won’t be many more okra. But the peppers could last until a frost gets them. The same … 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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A Little Much Needed Rain Falls

It is raining as I write, a lovely soft steady rain that will sink in slowly and do the gardens some good.  It has been very dry in northern Virginia.  When I went to the garden today, the peppers were … Continue reading

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Summer Harvesting, Fall Planting

I have been so busy in the garden that last week I simply couldn’t post a blog.  Some of the fruits of my labor are in my pantry now. In the Plot Against Hunger garden, the zucchini and summer squash … 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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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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Autumn Blows into Arlington

Fall blew in yesterday with a cold front.  On my way to the library, I saw leaves coming down that I hadn’t noticed had turned.  Many trees are still green, but the ones that weren’t loosed their leaves in the … Continue reading

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