Category Archives: Garden

Kale Harvest and Summer Solstice

I caught a break between thunder storms. Friday I donned my wax jacket and rubber boots and went to the garden to harvest kale in a light drizzle. The leaves were ready to pick and I wanted to get a … Continue reading

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Garden Notes — June 20, 2019

An innovation I discovered at a political event was an open air composter made from shipping pallets. At Jean and Jix Lloyd-Jones home they had a composter similar to what’s in the image outside their kitchen door leading to the … Continue reading

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Big Weekend in the Garden

I returned nine empty seedling trays to the farm Sunday morning before my soil blocking shift. The empty trays reflected clear weather and dry enough soil for planting. I had been worried seedlings would get root bound. I think I … Continue reading

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Garden Crunch Time on a Political Weekend

The forecast looks perfect for a day in the garden. I intend to get started soon after sun up at 5:31 a.m. and work as long as I’m able or until needed work is done. Tomatoes and cucumber seedlings are … Continue reading

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Garden is Growing

I ran into a couple of neighbors at the well house while receiving a shipment of chlorine for our water treatment plant. They were checking to see if the dehumidifiers had dried out the well pit after the rain. They … Continue reading

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June 1 was a Garden Day

It was finally a day to spend outside in the yard and garden. I planted Kentucky Wonder Bush beans (Seed Savers Exchange, 65 days) and transferred beets, arugula, lettuce and parsley into a single row next to the summer squash … Continue reading

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Thursday Between Storms

The morning was brilliant. Not only the sun, but life all around us as I worked in the garden on what has become a rare sunny morning this season. The sky is now clouding up with scattered thunderstorms forecast this … Continue reading

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