Tag Archives: pumpkins

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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August garden update: Potatoes, garlic, pumpkins, canning, sunflowers, and more

I’ve been MIA from my blog lately because I’ve been busy. As Toni at Backyard Feast points out, it doesn’t feel as though there are enough hours in the day during the peak summer months. A lot has been going … Continue reading

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Today was squash day. Not only did I harvest the few squash in the garden (it wasn’t a good squash year for us), Lily and I tackled the four sugar pumpkins I bought from the market. Lily was surprisingly enthusiastic … Continue reading

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Straw bale and other plantings

I thought I posted a picture of this yesterday, but it looks as though I didn’t. As mentioned in an earlier post, I am doing a straw bale garden this year. I’m doing this, in part, to fill in an uneven … Continue reading

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