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Winter Update

Last week, I stopped by the garden.  I wanted to check the cold frame after the Christmas freeze when it dropped into single digits.  Also, I wanted to get more turnips.  I was pretty sure the arugula and kale were dead.  Right before the … Continue reading

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Almost Winter Gardening

Yesterday, I went to the garden to drop off some compost I’ll dig in after Christmas.  I wanted to pick some arugula and turnips. I also wanted to check on the lettuces in the cold frame and the broccoli.  Both are doing … Continue reading

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Not Gardening, Just Prepping

I’ve been doing a lot of spring planning.  Some of it has been for my own garden and some of it has been for the Plot Against Hunger.  I’ve ordered seeds and some supplies (stakes, fencing, tomato insulators, cloches for young plants, … Continue reading

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Whiplash!

Yesterday, I was harvesting cilantro, broccoli, cauliflower, and parsley from the garden.  It was over 60 degrees, and I wasn’t even wearing a jacket. Today, I woke up to this. It was snowing crazily, almost a whiteout without wind.  The predictions had … Continue reading

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Whew… Exhale

Hello fellow bloggers!  It’s been another wild ride of a year at work and in the garden, but I finally retired in September and … nothing much changed with me getting blogs posted.  I did, however, get my bicycle fixed, paint the … Continue reading

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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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