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At Summer’s Height, Fall Planting

It’s getting to be the time to plant second crops, depending on where you are. Fall planting means planting to eat in the fall (or winter), and a few things can start going in now. This morning I had arranged … Continue reading

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Have I Mentioned It’s Hot?

Today Jane and Dani showed up at 8:00 am to weed the gardens and it was steamy even by then. It has only been dropping into the mid and upper seventies overnight, so you can get some idea of the … Continue reading

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Ah, Summer!

Summer is in full swing in the garden. Yesterday morning, I met Jane, one of the Plot Against Hunger volunteers, to weed and we cleaned up the outside garden and tidied the inside garden. Alex, my garden neighbor, who has … Continue reading

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Flowers, Blossoms, Weeds: Lushness Arrives

What a perfect weekend for gardening. I’d been out of town and the Plot Against Hunger garden got out of hand. When things are lush, they’re … lush, whether flowers or seedlings or grass. Boy was there grass. I spent … Continue reading

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Fall Planting Starts in Earnest

Yesterday, I spent half a day in the garden.  First I harvested, then I started weeding and ripped out all but one of the surviving squash. I hoed all the open spaces and mulched.  Then I got my seed packets … Continue reading

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Late Summer in the Garden

For late August, the garden looks fabulous.  I can’t remember the last time I had a garden that looked this good right before Labor Day.  By this time many plants are usually just hanging on, burned up by heat, lack … Continue reading

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The Summer Garden: Good, Not to Mention Tasty

In spite of periodic brutal weather, my garden seems to be thriving.  It also seems to think it’s August.  That’s okay with me, though, since some torrential rain a week ago made it easy to weed, and mild weather (low … Continue reading

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