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Pepper Production Particularly Poor in 2011

Well, I guess I shouldn’t complain, I’ve harvested tons of tomatoes, a plethora of peas and countless carrots, but my pepper production was particularly poor in 2011. I don’t really need a lot of peppers because I’m pretty much the … Continue reading

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Peas in September

Sure, it’s nothing special to be picking sugar snap peas in September, but still picking from my spring planted crop?  It continues to be a bizarre year in my new garden! In fact, we are now experiencing a heat wave … Continue reading

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Growing Carrots – Variety Comparison

I’m harvesting some pretty nice carrots now – and this year I can tell which variety is which, for a change!  In previous years I have sown different varieties all mixed up together, but deciphering which varieties I like best, … Continue reading

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My Three Sisters Garden

Due to an excess of almost finished compost, and the need to empty my compost box to make room for more material, I ended up with a new garden tucked into the space behind my little greenhouse.  It didn’t take … Continue reading

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Kohlrabi is Delicious!

My Kohlrabi is finally growing well, so I decided to harvest the big one that germinated in the first sowing.  The globular part (modified stem?) was about 5″ across – larger than the recommended 2-3″ but the variety that I’m … Continue reading

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Growing Carrots – Thinning Carrots

Earlier this spring my post about growing carrots described my technique of sowing lots of carrot seed in a big block to achieve the highest yields from a small space.  This year’s crop is growing well, the tops are pillowing … Continue reading

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Tomatoes and Red Plastic Mulch

A while back I received a gift of red plastic mulch.  It’s supposed to increase yields by helping plants develop and ripen their fruit faster – something to do with reflecting a certain spectrum of light, which in turn triggers … Continue reading

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Kohlrabi Update

Well, I thought I had a bad batch of seeds from West Coast Seeds, but no!  The second sowing has come up gangbusters!  Oh well, succession sowings are recommended for a long harvest, right? There’s still something weird going on … Continue reading

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Vegetable Garden Update June 2011

The cold spring is behind us, the bite is finally gone from the air, and my garden is growing at breakneck speed; it must be June! Most of my vegetables and fruit are lush and healthy, like my peas, Potatoes, … Continue reading

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Fresh Salad

I love this time of the year!  Salad from the garden without any store-bought added veggies is a luxury. I made this salad a few days ago, harvested in the late afternoon and ate it for supper – you can’t … Continue reading

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