what’s the ‘mater?

Overall our tomatoes are doing well. We are losing a few plants, but they put out a good round of fruit before they started drying out. The other plants are doing fine. This is the third time I’ve grown Black Prince, and each time they only get so far into summer before the plant shrivels […]

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sowing autumn

I wanted two beds for fall harvest, and the beets and carrots are still going, so… I built another bed yesterday, picked up more topsoil to fill it today. I still have to clear the first bed of whatever garlic managed to grow (I planted it much too late this year), but I sowed the […]

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rainy day snapshots

I have a long established habit of cropping out the mess. Who doesn’t, right? I have been noticing that doing so with the garden causes confusion in terms of layout/location. So, a break from that: These images cover most of our garden, in its various stages of growth and development, disarray and overgrowth.

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dinner from the garden

Tonight, I pulled some carrots to check their growth. They are coming along nicely. I also pulled a clump of our Oriole Orange Swiss Chard. We have some gorgeous vegetables this year. The carrots and chard are both in the success column. They made a delicious dinner, sauteed in bacon fat with shallots, garlic, and […]

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today, in the garden

Today is the first day of a four day holiday weekend; my first weekday off after returning to work at the start of May. We also had visitors to the garden; a lovely time, socially distanced with a couple we’ve seen only in a zoom social since the shutdown. Before our lovely visit, these are […]

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“thai hot”

My husband is fond of hot peppers. Each year, they are a featured focus in our garden: habaneros always, plus random new experiments. This year’s experiments include two Thai pepper plants. They are covered in tiny white blossoms for weeks, and then nothing. Then I brushed aside some leaves while weeding and found a hidden […]

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