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4.14.14 Sprouting Garlic + Planting Peas and Favas

The last clove of Music garlic, sprouting, an intimation of what’s happening in the garden. When we poked through the garlic bed, we found the ground still frozen. The top mulch was removed to give it a chance to thaw, and we found the … Continue reading

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4.7.14 Growing Duborskian Upland Rice in Maine

“Whether grown with Western machinery or Eastern backbone, rice is not the easiest grain to produce. It prefers a long growing season and warm humid weather. It is grown profitably in our country only in the Southwest, mostly in Arkansas, … Continue reading

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3.31.14 French Marigold Seedlings

O Such a commotion under the ground, When March called, “Ho there! ho!” Such spreading of rootlets far and wide, Such whispering to and fro! “Are you ready?” the Snowdrop asked, “Tis time to start, you know.” — Ralph Waldo … Continue reading

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3.24.14 When the Garden Started

When the Garden Started For me, I think it started with the free seeds end of school fourth grade, and a few weeks later radishes then lettuce then peas. Or maybe it was the smell of the sweet peas Gramp … Continue reading

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3.17.14 Winter Leeks + Ice-Bred Arugula

With spring just around the corner and seeds about to be started, it seemed unfair to leave the few leeks remaining in the ground any longer. As you see, they’ve soldiered on through the harsh winter hardly the worse for … Continue reading

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2014 Seed Notes

“There is a natural flow to the years, and gardens here to match.” — Russell Libby, “Which Gardens to Plant” As we plan for the next growing season, we’re keeping in mind our intention to simplify. It’ll be our seventh … Continue reading

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2.24.14 In Winter’s Grip

“You can’t get too much winter in the winter.” — Robert Frost Others may complain and flee to warmer climes. We, on the other hand, side with Robert Frost. The third storm within a week’s time left the tress outlined … Continue reading

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