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Oh No she DIDN’T!!!!!

So…I blog pretty regularly here. If you’ve ever read one of my posts you may have noticed that I end each blog with either “happy gardening” or “happy garden thoughts” (when the garden season is over or not yet begun)….

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Tomato Patch: Getting ready for Hurricane Irene

Ready for Irene Just how much trauma can the Tomato Patch take in one week—a 5.9 earthquake on Tuesday and a brush with Hurricane Irene on Friday or Saturday? The earthquake had no visible effect on the Patch. I haven’t…

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Defeat of the downpour demons

 Six future salads? Our fall lettuce—at least some of it—finally is growing in our garden. The Downpour Demons this year frustrated me twice. In mid-July I planted a row of Simpsons Curled and Red Sails lettuce seeds for fall…

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Tomato Patch: How tomatoes react to extreme heat

When the forecast predicts the temperature will approach 100° F, I water the Tomato Patch just after dawn and, usually, soaked to the skin with sweat, retreat to the shower and then breakfast with Ellen. Throughout the day I check…

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Staying cool and staying watered

We’re having a respite from the heat today (and the next few days, it looks like) but there’s no denying: it’s been brutal out there.  Our regular demo garden workday Tuesday morning… happened; we actually got a lot done, but…

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Rain, rain, rain: I surrender

Rain, rain, go away… April showers may bring May flowers, but, quite frankly, they’ve washed out my gardening plans. I had every intention of planting cool weather veggie seeds—lettuce, beets, chard, carrots—during the first few days of April, but rain…

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What becomes of the broken garden?

The worst snow storm on record. I was ready. Went out and got plenty of groceries (I was all out so I wasn’t going just for the snow), filled the car up with gas and was even ready for a…

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