Category Archives: Garden

Heat Advisory Blues

It seems like spring was never here. Big Grove is under a heat advisory until 7 p.m. today. That means hot temperatures and high humidity creating a risk of heat-related illnesses. It barely cooled overnight so the day gets a … Continue reading

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Gardening Before the Rain

In the end it didn’t rain. The forecast had been rain for a couple of days. The weather radar looked ominous Saturday at 4 a.m. It was heading our way. At sunrise I went to the garden to beat the … Continue reading

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Collecting Mulch

Wednesday I worked from sunrise until 2:30 p.m. in the yard and garden. Ambient temperatures rose only to 89 degrees, and the relatively cooler day enabled me to work longer. Early hours were harvesting spinach and spring onions, weeding, planting … Continue reading

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It’s the Heat

For the second day in a row ambient temperatures reached the high 90s with a “feels like” over 100 degrees. Farmers and gardeners were up at sunrise and curtailed outdoor activities by noon — a simple adaptation to unseasonable weather. … Continue reading

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Tomato Planting

Despite extreme heat tomatoes were planted yesterday. Temperatures set new records throughout the state. Here it was 96 degrees by noon. I began planting at sunrise and finished around 10:30 a.m. when it became too hot. Snow last fell on … Continue reading

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Kitchen Garden Day

Plants and seeds are going into the ground — the main spring event in a kitchen garden. Harvest is ramping up with d’Avignon radishes, spinach, cilantro and chives heading to the kitchen. I planned cilantro for my gardener’s lunch, and … Continue reading

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Garden Time

Some garden plots need weeding, others need digging and planting. The lawn needs mowing for the mulch grass clippings and ground up leaves will make. I took two days vacation from the home, farm and auto supply store to get … Continue reading

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