All In A Day’s Harvest…

I've been out of the garden again to enjoy some of the other fine things in life... like traveling abroad with my spouse celebrating the opportunity to spend time alone together as well as the years we've been together (16).  Our trip to France was fabulous and I was inspired by many of the simple …

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Tasty, Ripe, Homegrown Tomatoes… A Force To Be Dealt With?

It's that time of year when the tomato plants (or seeds) you carefully selected, planted, supported and watered are coming into their FULL bounty - sharing their glorious fruits bowl after bowl day after day!  It's amazing that as long as we wait for home-grown ripe tomatoes, they can quickly become an overwhelming force to …

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A Pickin’ and A Grinin’ Pacific Northwest Style

During our recent visit to the greater Portland, Oregon area we had the opportunity to go blueberry picking.  It was in our favor that the Western states experienced a very cool spring and late start to the growing season because typically Northwest blueberries would be on strong in July but this year early/mid August was …

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Returning To The Garden

As I noted earlier in August, it is hard to leave the garden in late summer during the prime harvest season if you are growing food.  A type of garden anxiety disorder can be ignited while you are busy running around getting everything to a point where it will be o.k. to leave if for …

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Getting Vacation-Ready May Cause Temporary Gardener Insanity

Taking a 10 day trip in the middle of the summer harvest season can be cause for a little craziness in a gardener. Now, I know it's a privilege to go on vacation so I don't mean to sound ungrateful for the opportunity but as I was out getting the garden vacation-ready I became a …

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