Tag Archives: spring crops

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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The Sun Returns, Briefly

After two weeks of raining, it finally stopped this weekend. Yesterday I ran by Paul’s house to pick up some tomatoes and cucumbers he had grown from seed. I dropped them off in the muddy garden and then went on … Continue reading

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Fresh Food: Growing and Buying

Today it is pouring rain again. Luckily, yesterday it held off until night. I took advantage to go to the Arlington Farmer’s Market, only a short walk from my home. I needed some asparagus for a dinner party and two … Continue reading

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Vanquishing the Killer Rabbit

I went to the garden this week with a strategy in mind. When I was getting my seeds, I had a look at protective coverings. My intent was to do battle with descendants of the killer rabbit of Caerbannog. Those … 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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Spring: Plotting Against Hunger Again!

This week after seven inches of snow on Monday, we were all reminded that snow this close to spring (and it is now officially spring) does not last.¬† As I noted last year, the 10th and Barton Plot Against Hunger … Continue reading

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Ah, Those Early Crops!

Plot Against Hunger gardens are yielding pounds of fresh produce this spring. ¬†Among the crops are radishes from the St. Andrews garden, eight pounds of leeks from Ball Sellers House, and collards, kale and lettuce from 10th and Barton. Each … Continue reading

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