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12.23.13 Solstice Harvest

One last harvest before the end of the year — a basketful of winter celeriac and leeks. After two back-to-back snowstorms, a week-end thaw allowed us to pull up the row covers and check on the beds after weeks of … Continue reading

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12.16.13 Snowbound

Unscientific as it may be, we gauge the amount of snowfall by our deck accumulation.  As for our cats, they relish the chance to play in whatever drifts into the screened-in porch. They pad about until their paws freeze, come … Continue reading

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12.9.13 Rosette Tatsoi

Tatsoi goes by several names, such as spoon mustard or spinach mustard. It’s only during the colder part of the season and you see the plant in its entirety that the name rosette bok choy makes sense. It’s rumored that … Continue reading

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11.18.13 Planting Garlic

Planting garlic is one of the most hopeful acts in the garden, a commitment to the next season. It’s the last to go in the ground and, when spring returns, the first to come up. We patiently peel back the … Continue reading

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11.11.13 Under Cover

The garden beds are now readied for winter, a sign of quieter days ahead. To the rear, one of the hoop-covered beds holds hardy carrots, celeriac, and leeks. The other one contains kale, chard and salad greens snug under an … Continue reading

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9.9.13 Winter Tomatoes: Pomodorino del Piennolo, Aprile & Ponderosa

It seems fitting on the two-year anniversary of Diary of a Tomato that we return to how it all started, growing winter tomatoes. There are many reasons not to grow tomatoes in Maine. The temperatures tend to be too cold, the … Continue reading

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Putting Up: Pressure Canning Workshop in Kittery

Take your canning beyond pickles and preserves at this upcoming hands-on workshop on Pressure Canning Tomatoes on Tuesday, September 24th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, at Traip Academy in Kittery, ME. We will guide you through the basic steps of canning and … Continue reading

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