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2.4.13 Under cover: winter greens and chicories

It’s been a month since our year-end harvest and, with a run of subzero days, we didn’t know what to expect when we went to check on the garden beds. We pulled back the row covers with trepidation, what rotten mess would we … Continue reading

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12.31.12 Harvest for the New Year

After days of veering between rain and sleet, we’ve finally settled into some snow. The garden’s made it through the end of the year, the sunny day giving us the chance for one last harvest before the cold overcomes it. … Continue reading

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12.10.12 Season extension greens, composting

The greens under cover are holding on — this week’s harvest includes puntarelle, fun jen, pan di zucchero chicory, and salad greens. A few of the puntarelle were left in the ground to see how long they’ll survive the cold. … Continue reading

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11.26.12 Daikon, tatsoi and winter radishes

Overnight temperatures are predicted to fall below freezing for much of the week ahead. The daikon, green meat and watermelon radishes are only under a row cover, and we harvested what we could to transfer into cold storage. Though it … Continue reading

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9.10.12 When summer overlaps winter

On seeing the winter squash vines starting to die back, one senses the inevitable change in season. Of the two types of winter squash we planted this year, we’d had high hopes for the Sibley but it failed to thrive. The … Continue reading

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7.2.12 Pests and other garden afflictions

The garden is beginning to resemble a nursing ward. It’s almost fully planted, and with that comes a host of garden afflictions. These include pests, disease, vagaries of weather, and the gardener inflicted, such as over- or under-watering, and lack … Continue reading

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6.25.12 Pre-heatwave harvest

To stave off damage from last week’s heat wave, we watered heavily — including carrying buckets of it out to the rhubarb patch — and tented the raised beds with row cover to provide some shade, harvesting all that we … Continue reading

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