It’s been a different week

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I've been busy cleaning out my raspberry-choked flower beds in the front yard, getting ready to renew them. Around here, wild raspberries are among the worst of weeds, spreading by underground rhizomes, popping up...

With the help of friends, we got 275 tomatoes planted in one day

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My friends, Dara, her daughter-in-law, Grace, and Heather came over yesterday morning and by mid-afternoon, we had not only planted all of the tomato varieties we'll be growing this year but also got four...

Oh oh, a freeze warning

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Due to the tropical storm moving northward, it sucked a cold high down from Canada unexpectedly, after we had corn, beans, squash, and melons up in the gardens. Notice, I said "gardens" as in...

Q and A: planting cole crops and blight resistant tomatoes

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Planting cole crops For several years I have tried my hand at planting cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts from seeds purchased from Baker Creek. Every year the plants are very small and most never...

We’re back in the deep freeze

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We had a nice week but now we've slid back into the cold. Last night it was -20 F. I do have to laugh though. I just finished cleaning out the freezer, packing all...