Tag Archives: spring

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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Spring Cooking Day

The rush to use ingredients is upon us and the garden isn’t even fully planted. After watering I made the rounds of six garden plots and harvested radishes, turnips, spring onions, lettuce, broccoli and kale… lots of kale. I had … 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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Climate Reality: It’s a Crisis

On Feb. 19 I submitted a vacation request for today and tomorrow at the home, farm and auto supply store so I could finish planting the garden if I hadn’t already. Paid vacation is one of several perquisites of working … Continue reading

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Gardening in a Wet Spring

Whether or not we get a garden in this year the stakes are not high. Much as I enjoy produce resulting from my labor, I could get along without it a for a year, or two, if I had to. … Continue reading

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