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10.7.13 Picky Eaters

There’s very little worse than coming into the garden and finding that deer have been foraging around. The garden gate was left open overnight and, by the looks of things, they took full advantage of the opportunity. After a quick … Continue reading

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Putting Up: Carrot Pepper Salsa, Canned + Lacto-Fermented

Like seed catalogs for home gardeners, fellow preserver Kate says the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving is the canner’s equivalent — wonderful to browse mid-winter and dream of the colorful jars to come. It was while thumbing through the salsa section that we … Continue reading

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8.26.13 A Summary of Squashes + Late August Harvest

Of all the squash we’ve grown, Costata Romanesco and Zephyr summer squash have been a part of our garden since the start. We first discovered them at the local farmers’ market, and appreciated how their dense, creamy flesh makes them … Continue reading

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8.5.13 Mid-Summer Harvest

The beginning of August marks the midpoint between the summer solstice and fall equinox. Known as Lammas or Lughnasa, this is the time when harvesting begins in earnest. Above: Costata Romanesco zucchini, Zephyr summer squash, National Pickling and Boothby Blonde … Continue reading

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7.30.13 Garden Bouquets

Vegetables are trickling in, beginning with carrot thinnings… …a mixed bouquet of radishes… …joined by the first of the cucumbers… …and summer squash, and the last of the peas. Harvesting this week: Salad greens, kale, chard, peas, favas, cucumbers, summer … Continue reading

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6.3.13 Beneficial Procrastination

Touring other’s gardens online, we see that we’re woefully behind in our own. We’ve flats of seedlings to get into the garden, while the overwintered plants have yet to be pulled up. Several weeks ago, we’d harvested what we thought … Continue reading

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Pot-Roasted Chicken

While we eagerly await the many delightful firsts of the season — peas, asparagus, and strawberries, just to name a few — we’re making our way through our remaining stores. We excavated the last chicken from the freezer and set … Continue reading

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