Monthly Archives: August 2012

Red onions and garlic

The red onions have been hanging up in bundles and drying for some weeks now. Today Lee took them down and I trimmed them up. I can’t believe we really have an onion harvest this year after four years of … Continue reading

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State of the garden: August

This has been our most successful garden to date. Crops which failed for us in the past have been thriving and past successes are bigger than ever. It’s also been the first time in four years that Lee wasn’t completely … Continue reading

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The lady beetle infestation

A couple months ago we lamented the cucumber beetle army which was attacking our cucumbers, squash, beans, sun flowers and pretty much everything else. We smashed hundreds of them and even resorted to Pyrethrin once. The cucumber beetle battle lasted … Continue reading

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Name that mystery vegetable

It’s the game show for people who don’t get their food from a box! For 200 points, what is this garden vegetable: Bonus points if you know the cultivar name as well. Please answer in the form of a question … Continue reading

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Our veggie garden this year has an abundance of volunteer sunflowers. Last fall I left the sunflower stalks until the wild birds had cleaned up all the seeds. I’ve never had volunteer sunflowers before, so I guess the birds planted … Continue reading

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