Category Archives: Gardening

True grits

The fennel in our garden is ready to eat. After discovering how much we loved eating it last year we decided to add it to our garden this year. The picture below is grits soaking which were ground from corn … Continue reading

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What’s in the garden?

April is officially over and soon it will be time to plant warm weather crops. Is there a veggie plant you always have to grow? We can’t seem to live without garlic. Currently, we have the following crops in our … Continue reading

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Raspberry relocation

Lee dug up the raspberry patch and moved it yesterday. It’s been in the same area for five years and has done diddly squat. We think the lack of thriving is caused by the deer. At least we hope so … Continue reading

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Breaking ground

The summer garden is officially started. Woohoo!

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Tasty garlic in my belly

We planted six varieties of garlic last year and somehow they managed to survive. I think I weeded them twice and watered and side dressed them once with fertilizer. The six varieties we grew were Elephant, German Red, Blanak, Duganski, … Continue reading

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12 new raspberry canes

A friend gave us some new raspberry canes and we planted them tonight. We had three plants already but they never did anything. Hopefully, with more attention we will be feasting on berries this summer.

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Tiny bottle gourds

A basket of Tiny Bottle gourds from our garden has been drying inside for the last couple weeks. I am planning some messy kid crafts soon.

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Marina di Chioggia squash

I grew two Marina di Chioggia squash plants this summer and harvested a total of three squash from them. The culinary descriptions of this variety made me want to grow it. Surely there must be more uses for pumpkin flavor … Continue reading

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Jalapeño peppers galore

I picked a huge bowl full of jalapeño peppers today. There are still more on the plants, which is shocking to me. Over half of our plants were badly stunted by rodent damage, but with all this warm sunny weather … Continue reading

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Pumpkins

I’ve got some pumpkins turning orange. Woohoo. I think fall is coming.

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