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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Handful of This, Handful of That

The warm season harvest has begun! Actually, it began last week right at the end of July and now I am so distracted by my crops that every time I go out to the garden to do some maintenance I end up harvesting a 'handful of this and a handful of that'.  See what I …

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Early Morning Picks, Puzzling Peas and Smashing Strawberries

This morning it was time to get back into the garden to see what had transpired over the long Holiday weekend.  Since we've had high heat (upper 90's) for almost a week I wondered...will it (the garden) be friend or foe?  In other words, will my "to do" list have grown more than anything else …

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Reds, Greens and Super Supper Salads

The food garden is starting to pick up the pace with the arrival of consistently warm Summer weather.  The reds are looking beautiful... Some are on their way out (bye, bye, radishes)  while others are coming into their own (hello, juicy strawberries!). The greens are growing along at a rapid pace too and it's the …

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Starting June with Surprise Strawberries!

Since June is national fruit month I recently wrote an article for a local magazine about growing strawberries in your backyard.  Strawberries are definitely one of the starlets of early summer so it is hardly possible for a gardener to bite into a sweet, juicy, homegrown strawberry and not consider the possibility of growing these delicious …

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Busy with Berries

My favorite fruit is berries. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, Marionberries, loganberries, huckleberries and probably others I don't know of yet.  Remember Bubba in Forest Gump and how he liked shrimp?  Well that is how I am with berries. I like them fresh, frozen, heated, blended and maybe even sautéed. I can always enjoy berry pie, …

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