Tag Archives: rain
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
Posted in Local Food Tagged dry autumn, eggplant, okra, peppers, Powdery mildew, rain, tomatoes 2 Comments
Ah, the Pleasures of the First Radish!
It has been such a glorious, warm spring that it would be hard not to be happy in the garden. While it has been dry, and this warmth may have broader implications, who could fail to be thrilled by the … Continue reading
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Yup, Still Harvesting
Cleaning up the garden is always bittersweet for me. After our recent day of snow, sleet and rain, I thought I should find out what was left and what I could harvest. It turned out there were lots of peppers … Continue reading
Posted in Local Food Tagged artemisia silver king, arugula, calendula, chard, cosmos, Fall gardening, peppers, rain, recent snow, rosemary, sleet, vegetable gardening Leave a comment
The Sun Returns!
I fear I am at risk of writing a blog known for its pictures of vegetables. That said, however, I am celebrating the return of the sun. Yesterday, I was able to be in the garden and check things out. … Continue reading
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Hey Ho, the Wind and the Rain
In May 2005 it rained every single day. I remember several people leaving work one afternoon when the sun came out briefly in order to mow their lawns. When it finally cleared, early in June, a colleague’s children wanted to … Continue reading
Posted in Local Pleasures Tagged flooding, rain, weather 2 Comments