Late June in the Veg Garden

Things get off to a slower start up here, so the vegetable garden is really just beginning to show signs of life.  Granted we've been harvesting asparagus, lettuce and kale for a few weeks already.  But to many, the garden would have looked remarkably bare until a few days ago.  Progress has not been aided... Continue Reading →

Planting update

I have most of the vegetable garden planted, other than the pumpkins.  Eggplant and pepper transplants went in on Friday afternoon.  Tomatoes, marigolds, watermelon, zinnias and cosmos went in yesterday.  We're going on 2 weeks without rain and we're in a heat wave (high 80s or low 90s the past couple of days), which is... Continue Reading →

The “Three Sisters”

And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.  -  Jonathan... Continue Reading →

In the Vegetable Garden…

This past week and weekend was a busy one in the vegetable garden.  My brother, Jim, constructed some beautiful arches out of maple saplings.  They stand sentry at the eastern gate of the garden.  I'll plant snap peas, scarlet runner beans and possibly some nasturtium to grow up and over the arches.  They need to... Continue Reading →

Sunday Garden Journal

It's a chilly, blustery Sunday morning, the woodstove is roaring, the dogs are napping at my feet, and the bread is baking in the oven.  I'm feeling in a leisurely mood, so since my  initial plan was to use this blog as my online gardener's journal, let's review what's growing in my indoor nursery at the moment,... Continue Reading →

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