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Winter Gardening: the Requirement Is Mild Weather

During the winters of 2011-2012 and 2012-2013, I extolled winter gardening and early planting.  This year, we’ve had consistent winter cold and quantities of frozen precipitation, so the garden and I have rested.  I doubt much that I planted last … Continue reading

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Winter Gardening: Ah Turnips!

It has been a few weeks since I visited the garden.  It looks drab, like a garden in winter, but it’s also still yielding.  I went looking to supplement my root vegetables and found that the turnip seed I planted … Continue reading

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Report From the Frozen South: Checking In On the Covered Plants

It’s amazing how a few days of weather in the teens and twenties can make a sunny day of thirty-five seem like a harbinger of spring.  I’ve been wondering how the wrapped plants in the garden did and went by … Continue reading

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Winter Blows Into the Garden

After my last blog, gleefully showing my thriving peas and arugula, winter moved in with temperatures in the teens at night and the twenties during the day.  What a difference a day makes!  When I heard about the Alberta Clipper … 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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Central Library Garden: The Continuous Yield

One of the stories emerging from the Central Library Garden this spring is the number of crops that wintered over. While Plot Against Hunger deliberately planted crops in the fall that would extend our season, we had no idea that we … Continue reading

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Happy New Year–In the Garden, Of Course!

Well, new year’s day dawned clear with a predicted temperature in the fifties and my first thought was … “there’s stuff I can do in the garden.”  I didn’t get around to the usual clean-up in the fall, which includes … Continue reading

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