Category Archives: garden

11.25.14 Rossa di Sulmona Garlic

Late November may be pushing it but, as long as the ground is workable, it’s not too late to plant garlic. Of the 3 varieties of we grow, the Rossa di Sulmona from Seeds from Italy is my favorite — a terrific balance … Continue reading

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9.1.14 Labor Day

The summer’s been full of unexpected changes, with the garden remaining the one constant, providing comfort and moments of joy. Thank-you to all who’ve asked about our absence — as we sort things out, we’ll be posting when we are able. Though we cannot foretell … Continue reading

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7.7.14 French Valentines and Cherry Belles

“Find a bit of beauty in the world today. Share it. If you can’t find it, create it. Some days this may be hard to do. Persevere.” — Lisa Bonchek Adams We will be taking a breather from our weekly postings … Continue reading

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6.30.14 Garlic Scapes

“My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.” — Song of Solomon While some no longer classify alliums in the Liliaceae family, we still consider garlic part of our garden lilies. … Continue reading

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6.23.14 Soaking up Solstice

With Solstice’s long, sunny days as encouragement, newly planted seeds worked overtime to emerge. We’re always glad to see signs in the garden that seeds have germinated, and on this particular day it seemed they got bigger every time we looked. To prove that we … Continue reading

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6.16.14 Auspicious days

“And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days.” — James Russell Lowell Above: Sea kale in full flower, more than enough to produce seedpods. According to the lunar calendar, the week’s full moon gave us … Continue reading

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6.9.14 Spring seedlings and thinnings

“How insignificant our effort beside that of a seed.” — Marada Cook, Crown O’Maine Organic Cooperative Above: Agretti seedlings. Seeds planted this week: Carrots, fun jen; second round of favas, radishes, arugula, salad greens.  Above: Comparing transplanted fennel (left) with directly seeded … Continue reading

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