the color purple:

I have said for some time that if a color could be anthropomorphized lavender would be my spirit guide. It is only a marginal jest. (We do live in a periwinkle cottage!) With this in mind, I will state that I have not applied as much effort as it would seem to putting purple into […]

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our atomic tomatoes

Well, they’re Brad’s to be specific: Brad’s Atomic Grape tomatoes. They are the reason I wanted to learn to grow tomatoes from seed, since I cannot find them as starts. Of course, want didn’t stop me from killing every. single. plant. last year during the hardening off process. This year I get it. It took […]

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maters

We might be seeing the start of our best tomato crop yet. Many large fruit varieties are doing well in the original bed. The from-seed starts are behind but are budding prolifically. The plant above (and below) is a volunteer. At this point I would say it was a red beefsteak, and it already has […]

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this week in the gardens

The daylilies are pushing their dazzling display. While the basic orange “ditch lily” has mostly bloomed out, the special varieties are just hitting their peak. Also, the crazy orange triple bloom just made its first appearance yesterday. The spring radishes and baby bok choy totally got away from me this spring and have gone to […]

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