Category: In the Garden

Oct 19

Plastic tarps in the garden

Plastic tarps have several uses in the garden. As a wind-break and a shield from cold, snow, rain and hail plastic can help save tender crops from frost or damage from heavy rain or hail. Black plastic is especially useful in cooler climates to aid in warming the soil in the early part of spring. …

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Sep 22

Squash

Squash, No, not the game! Summer squash- like zucchini and cucumbers , crook-neck-yellow squash, eggplant (also called aubergines) Patty-Pan, Follow this link to learn some of the many ways to prepare zucchini. I stumbled into the previous site while researching for this post and it seems to have a lot of interesting info about science, …

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Mar 21

Spring has Sprung!

The Vernal Equinox, also known as the beginning of Spring arrived yesterday at 12:57 PM Eastern Time. Farmers and gardeners understand that, while the days are getting warmer and the sun is shining brighter in the Northern Hemisphere, we are not quite ready to begin the outdoor planting and sowing. Checking my garden plot, I …

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Mar 03

My Little Wheelbarrow

My little wheelbarrow by Kevin Neary My little wheelbarrow lay frozen in the snow So much so that I know it surely will not go *** In my relentless search for interesting and informative source material, I stumbled into this very cool site. Many people mistakenly say, wheel-barrel, but that is not the correct word …

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Nov 10

November in the Garden

Today the weather was relatively mild for this time of year. It was a good day to take advantage of the weather and do a few final chores in the garden. I pulled down the remaining peas and their trellis. There was one row of potatoes that I had not turned over in August when …

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Oct 07

Autumn colors begin…

It is now late in the gardening season and yet, I still have peas, peppers, basil, herbs, carrots, scallions, leeks, spuds, and two types of lettuce. If I am lucky I may actually get a head of broccoli that survived the attack of the rabbits. The season colors are looking bright. It is my favorite …

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Sep 29

Fresh Sweet Corn

Another summertime favorite is fresh sweet corn. When I say fresh, I mean the corn must be harvested the day you choose to eat it, preferably within hours of eating. Corn is high in natural sugar. The moment the corn is cut from the stalk these sugars begin to turn to starch. Within a day, …

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Sep 17

Compost

  Compost is an essential component for the success of an organic garden. Composting is also an effective way to use up kitchen scraps and yard waste. Follow the link to a step-by-step guide with pictures showing how to make organic compost. In the picture above, you can see in the forefront- a tumbling …

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Sep 02

Diane’s pictures.

My dear friend, Diane came from London to visit again this summer. One of her hobbies is photography. She shoots a Canon 60D with an 18 – 135mm Canon lens. Here are some of the pictures she was able to capture while walking in the area surrounding my home. A Dragonfly Rays of sunshine through …

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Aug 30

End of the season report.

As we enter the final weekend of August, I like to reflect on the work that I did over the past months and the crops that were sown and harvested. Here is the report on my spring/summer garden activities: This year’s garden was saved by Diane in late July. She arrived at a time when …

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