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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Back to school? Naw, just the Garden!

No, it's not time to start thinking about "Back to School" but it is time to get a look at a newly sprouted school garden.  This spring my daughter's 2nd grade teacher (Mrs. Kwid) proposed creating a school garden as a community service project for all second graders attending our elementary school.  The proposal was …

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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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