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The Garden Blossoms

Things are popping in the garden, beginning with blossoming columbines and budding irises.  I worked three hours on Saturday in my plot, weeding and planting. In spite of my very bad watering habits (depending on the rain), things are growing … Continue reading

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Plotting Against Hunger: Springing In

For a day last week I thought I might regret having planted the early seeds in my garden a couple weeks ago.  Then, lucky for us, we only got a tiny bit of snow and some rain rather than the … Continue reading

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Garden Planning: January Isn’t Too Early

Now that it’s late January and the seed and garden catalogs are coming in, my mind has turned to 2013’s garden.  This weekend was unbelievably lovely and I went to the garden to get an idea of the space available … Continue reading

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Urban Wildlife: The Garden Welcomes a Hawk

Sometimes urban wildlife is a little eerie, like a gangly coyote with a rat in its mouth, or utterly annoying, like deer that climb onto a deck to eat the hanging plants.  It can also be fascinating, educational and charming, … Continue reading

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September Plantings Bear Bok Choi

Yesterday, I stopped by the garden to check up on my peas, turnips, arugula and lettuces.  I’m learning that certain crops, such as the peas, can be protected from voles by bird netting, and that other crops, such as beets, … Continue reading

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It Looks Like Summer in the Garden

Today it not only felt like summer in the garden, it looked like summer.  The squash have been blossoming, the chard has been prolific and even the tomatoes are starting to look encouraged, probably by the warmer nights. I harvested … Continue reading

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