day 44: the last day

I return to work tomorrow. The past six weeks in the garden have been great for my inner being. The garden has a great boost over past years: some seeds are still sprouting in their grow pots, many are sprouting in place, garlic and radishes are taking off, herbs are going in or have bounced […]

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day 42: so close to busting out

So many things are ready to explode in our garden. Some things are underway… The columbine is full bore, second or third generation. So many buds are setting to burst, I suspect they are waiting for me to return to work before they show off… The hostas are digging the north side shade, having already […]

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day 33: working between raindrops

It took most the morning for the rain to show up, and then struggled to commit to anything beyond intermittent sprinkles. I elected to invest time in small light tasks. I had been soaking chard seeds, so I sowed, fertilized, and mulched two rows, one in each of two different raised beds. I also tightened […]

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day 18: the accidental not-bed

I watered the garden this morning, and looked for a small, quick task since we’re forecasted to reach 80° today. So I started weeding the Accidental Not-Bed right off the bottom of the drive. Years ago, it started as a last-minute convenient spot to sow unexpected carrot seeds. I tossed down a bag of peat […]

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