Monthly Archives: June 2011

A Pitiful Disaster

Not sure what happened here; it looks as though some critter partially un-dug the arugula and it managed to dry out before I discovered it.  Has anyone else suffered the same fate and gleaned some insight? It is somewhat disappointing; I’ve … Continue reading

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Those conniving little….

One of the curses gardeners must contend with is the wretched rust fly.  Similar in appearance to the average house fly, the rust fly’s sole mission in life is to find and infest carrots, parsnips, celery, celeriac, parsley and dill.  They … Continue reading

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Strong like Popeye

I recently realized that nothing makes me feel older than saying something I soon discover is completely culturally irrelevant to my children!  Thankfully this ineffective, Popeye-themed motivation isn’t much required with my kids-they help themselves to spinach right in the … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

So, we have the Kale chips recipe, compliments of the lovely Karen Sainas: “Cut up your bite size Kale ~ toss in olive oil, garlic and sea salt and bake 350 deg till crispy ~ 20 min.   Toss several … Continue reading

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In case you’re better at planning and self control than I am…

I love the idea of winter gardening; I just don’t have the self control necessary to leave myself any space in the garden to do it-this year every available inch has unfortunately been spoken for.  In case you don’t have that … Continue reading

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It seems too early in the season to have regrets…

I honestly have a ridiculous amount of Kale.  And given how much it’s been producing, I could have easily planted a third of what I did.  But you can’t complain about abundance. Here it is in the back row; still … Continue reading

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Let’s try this again….

We have had our coldest April and May in 50 years, with record low sunshine and higher than average rain fall.  I’ve been feeling my share of garden angst, which is quickly put into perspective when considering farmers are also … Continue reading

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