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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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Fall garden & cute boots

Wow! I might have successfully grown a Brassica! I have terrible luck with pretty much everything in this category. Cabbage becomes bug infested (I know, I need to use BT spray) and broccoli bolts before much of a head has even formed. … Continue reading

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The greenhouse that keeps on giving & my albino carrot

A couple of weeks ago I thought I had picked the last tomatoes of the season. I was wrong. Last weekend I was sure it would be the last. Wrong again. The tomatoes keep on coming. This will end soon, … Continue reading

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And now I’m really done

I thought I was done canning for the season, but I came across an intriguing recipe for tomato jam on Salon.com. Derek wanted some, so I whipped a batch up. Now I’m done with canning for the year. For real. … Continue reading

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A day in the slow life

 Over at Backyard Feast, Toni put together a “A day in the slow life” meme and asked me to participate. In a follow up post, she wrote about The Paradox of Slow, which is equally as interesting. I pondered this topic earlier in the year … Continue reading

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Speckled cranberry beans & garlic

This is my first year growing speckled cranberry beans. I grew a good volume of beans out of one bean tower of plants. Given the fact that half my plants didn’t make it for one reason or another, I see this … Continue reading

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This carrot’s a winner & the tomatoes rally

These St. Valery carrots have been the best producing carrots of the season. See the little guy at the bottom of the picture? It is another variety planted at the same time as the St. Valery carrots, but that variety hasn’t produced … Continue reading

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Grapes, sauce, and my sunny weekend to do list

As I mentioned in my last post, animal activity can be a good indicator that a crop needs to be harvested – and fast. After harvesting our favorite apple tree last weekend, I went to check on the grapes. Sure … Continue reading

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The canning continues . . .

Today I got out Big Bertha, my All American pressure canner.  I don’t always use a pressure canner when canning tomato sauces, but the tomato soup recipe I was canning today had a few ingredients that aren’t on my usual … Continue reading

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Tomatoes, tomatillos, bruschetta, and peppers

In spite of the cool weather, my warm weather crops are ripening in the greenhouse. I’m not getting huge volumes, but enough to make a few dishes here and there. Recently, I harvested some tomatoes, tomatillos, and peppers. I used a few … Continue reading

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