Category Archives: O to T

Tastiest vegetable varieties

We’re all different, and our tastes vary wildly (thank God), but for what it’s worth, here’s a list of my all-time favorite vegetables, based not only what I like but what sells best at the farmstand and farmers’ market. I … Continue reading

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Scarecrows

They’re for the fall, right, to keep crows off your ripening corn? Nope. Crows don’t eat corn  on the cob. They eat corn in the spring when the seeds have just germinated, the first leaf is  just visible, and the … Continue reading

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What to plant now, or soon

What to  start indoors now? (This is for zone 6) Well, you need to know your last frost date (check with your Ag extension service), and know that it’s an average so add a week or two, then count backward … Continue reading

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Seed-starting Greenshelf

I usually mount my growing shelves between four 2-by-4 corner posts, as decribed in “Seed-starting” on this site, but I had this window seat, see, and I’m lazy by nature, and the seat was a bit more than 4 feet … Continue reading

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Peppers

Peppers are like Catsup in a bottle: nothing comes and then a lot’ll. (More on this at 11, or whenever I get around to it.)

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Ode to February in the Colorado Rockies at 9,000 ft.

Shovel out the chicken coop, Shovel out the truck, And shout it to the mountaintop, Oh, W  T  F….! (We declared victory and moved back to Cape Cod.)

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Raised beds

I’ve always liked raised beds, if only because they look so nice. But they also drain well; don’t get compacted; are easy to work in, being higher than surrounding paths; warm up more quickly in spring; and generally don’t need … Continue reading

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