Category Archives: Garden

Summer Turnips

This year was the nicest crop of turnips I’ve grown. Here’s a bowl I prepped for storage in the ice box. A few years back I started planting turnips for the greens to make canned vegetable broth. With this year’s … Continue reading

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Garden is Planted, Dinner is Served

Ambient temperature hit 91 degrees Sunday, about 20 degrees above historical average. The heat continues, drying the topsoil, creating want of rain. An idea once held — the garden should be planted by Memorial Day — is outdated. As early crops come … Continue reading

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Big Day in Big Grove

Sunrise is in half an hour and the high ambient temperature is expected upper 80s to low 90s this afternoon. I want to get as much garden work as possible finished before noon. That means only a few minutes in … Continue reading

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Hard Day and Easy Night

After hours in the kitchen garden much remained to be done after Saturday. Garden work began at 6 a.m. I moved to the kitchen at 3 p.m. and worked another four hours. I was steadily busy throughout waking hours with … Continue reading

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Harvest Saturday

Four of six garden plots have been planted and are doing well. Weeds are also doing well. I’m waiting for a break in the weather to coincide with my work schedule to finish the planting and mulching. This annual conflict … Continue reading

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Planting Tomatoes

It took most of the day to plant the fourth plot in five varieties of tomatoes. Using two pallets from Kate’s farm I sorted the metal stakes by size then pitchforked the grass clippings that have been on the plot … Continue reading

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Spring 2017

Spring has been punctuated by conversations with scores of people in my neighborhood and beyond. On Friday I spent two hours delivering handbills regarding a neighborhood public meeting. About 20 people showed up Saturday at the corner of our two … Continue reading

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