Category Archives: Vegetable Gardening

Turnip Harvest

When I harvested my potatoes the other day, I also harvested some turnips. These took a bit more work to store away than the potatoes did, though. First, I had to dump them in a sink for a quick rinse. … Continue reading

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First Harvest of the Year

It may not look like much, but I gathered in the first harvest of the year. This is just the start, though.  Since the potatoes that volunteered in the compost pile (denying me use of half of said pile) sprouted … Continue reading

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Locally Grown Heirloom Garlic

In August 2012, I posted about a bumper crop of garlic.  It grew so well that I had full intentions of using some of it for seed.  Unfortunately, that October had heavier rainfall than normal.  Any marginally clear day had … Continue reading

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Rain and Weeds

Despite the rain, I am finally making some progress in the garden.  Even though I’m still catching up to where I thought I would be in April (thank you, rainy Spring) the vegetables are almost all planted. I am also … Continue reading

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Unexpected Harvest Bounty

Basket-full of goodies! We are supposed to get our first major freeze tonight, so a couple of days ago, I decided to harvest the carrots, mud or no mud. Every year, I try to overwinter them, but all I get … Continue reading

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Timing is Everything

Why is it that more tasks seem to get done when you have less time to do them?  Last week, I had all weekend free, and yet I barely did more than turn the compost and a little bit of … Continue reading

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Bloomsday

For my first Bloomsday  post, I took a good look around my garden.  I have a few flowers here and there, but most of what is flourishing is my vegetables (not surprising since that’s where most of my energy goes).  … Continue reading

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Down the Garden Path

My vegetable garden has issues — mostly deriving from its past life as a greenhouse.  While the old foundation makes a nice wall, it does not make a comfortable bench.  Also, whomever originally built the greenhouse decided that the door … Continue reading

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