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High summer in the garden

Earlier this year, after the removal of the big leaf maple, we planted an edible landscape garden, which is a mix of ornamentals and edibles heavily mulched by the big leaf maple wood chips. Some of my edibles are loving this environment. … Continue reading

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Halloween harvest

Another weekend, another harvest of tomatoes and peppers from the greenhouse. I’ve also been ignoring some cukes in the greenhouse because I got a bit sick of them this summer, but I decided to cut one up. The cukes are holding up well … Continue reading

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Canning and late summer harvests

Even with the wimpy and slow-to-produce summer we’ve had, August is a busy time in the garden and the kitchen. It’s pretty common during this month for me to have multiple projects going on at the same time, as the picture … Continue reading

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Berry anticipation and a peek around the garden

We’ve been harvesting strawberries for a few weeks now, but the raspberries and blueberries have not really started to ripen yet. The raspberries should begin ripening any day now, especially since we finally have some warm, even downright hot, weather in our forecast. … Continue reading

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Weather shmeather, gardening goes on

I’m not going to whine about the weather. And I’m not going to think about the 10-day forecast I just read. Now, on to happier topics. Most of my recent gardening efforts have been inside the greenhouse. This weekend, I … Continue reading

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Gardening zen part II

In my last post, I mentioned that I sometimes feel overwhelmed with gardening tasks and that I need to slow down and make sure gardening is fun, not a burden. Part of the problem is that I tend to be … Continue reading

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Stop and smell the lilacs

 The skies may be gray and temperatures cool, but spring marches on and blooms give ample reason to head outdoors. I admit, I tend to be a fair weather gardener. Cloud and drizzle leave me heading for a comfy chair and a … Continue reading

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First adventures in canning

I’ve never canned before. At all. In fact, I didn’t even have basic canning supplies until I bought some last weekend. I took the plunge this weekend and made a batch of pickles. The cucumbers were a mix of Alibi cukes … Continue reading

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Jam day and a pickle preview

I love berry season.  We’ve planted a bunch of berries in our yard.  We have strawberries (June bearing, everbearing, and red and white alpines), blueberries (eight youngish plants), and raspberries (two new raised beds).  Because most of our berries are … Continue reading

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The jungle in the greenhouse

In just a few short weeks, the tiny little tomatoes I planted have turned my greenhouse into a jungle! Everything in the greenhouse is growing like crazy.  The cucumbers, melons, peppers, and more are all looking great. This is the first … Continue reading

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