Monthly Archives: April 2017

Leeks

Only a mad gardener such as I would be inspired by this photo. But you WAIT! Just you wait. ;]

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Back to asparagus….

I prefer buying year-old crowns, rather than growing from seed (which takes more patience than I have). The second year after planting, you can start harvesting spears for two to three weeks, and six weeks the following year. This allows … Continue reading

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Titles

For what it’s worth, it’s not the Bill Gates Foundation. It’s the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He’s a good man, and I don’t say that often.

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Asparagus (now it begins….)

If you’ve never tasted asparagus fresh from your garden or farmers’ market, then you haven’t tasted real asparagus. It has a flavor unlike anything in the store. An asparagus patch will last for 20 years or more, and now – … Continue reading

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April showers

…bring April showers.

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Lettuce seedlings

I grow many varieties of lettuce and other greens, some started in flats such as this, under grow-lights in the cellar, and others direct-seeded in the garden. Each variety is chosen for its appearance, color, flavor (especially) and tolerance to … Continue reading

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radishes

If it’s time to grow peas, it’s also time for radishes. These sweet-tangy ladies are so incredibly tasty when grown in your garden, and healthful as well. I use them as a snack during the day (doing take-out from the … Continue reading

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peas

When Sugar Snap peas first appeared in 1976, I almost quit on English, or garden peas, (Pisum satifum) because (1) these needed shucking and (2) my sugar snaps sold out every Saturday at the farmers’ market, no matter how many … Continue reading

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Veggie nutrition

“Fruits and vegetables grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties most of us get today. The main culprit in this disturbing nutritional trend is soil depletion: Modern intensive agricultural methods have stripped increasing amounts … Continue reading

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choices

Whether you think you can, or think you can’t — you’re right. — Henry Ford (It’s really his words)

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