Category Archives: Vegetable garden

Vegetable garden beds in winter

This morning I couldn’t resist standing outside in the low 30 temps until I captured just the right moment for recording the winter vegetable garden as the sun and fog rose.  (I wanted a truly representative photo to submit to … Continue reading

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Snowdrop

We have experienced a two day reprieve from winter’s cold weather.  Today I walked up a slope and discovered the snowdrops are blooming.  In fact, some of them have been blooming a while because they had dead blossoms already.  I … Continue reading

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Peanuts!

Yes. . . peanuts! Let me take you back in time to June 2010 when the first peanut seeds sprouted: Then in July, the plants began to flower: The flowers bent over, embedded themselves in the dirt and developed into … Continue reading

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Beneficial row covers

Now that winter is really here, I am so glad I put row covers over the late-planted fall garden beds.  The greens which sprouted in the warmer weather have survived some extremely cold temperatures — with two or four layers … Continue reading

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Saving tomato seeds

I’m a seed saver.  This morning I began cutting this lovely tomato (rescued from bitter cold a few weeks ago and ripened in the house) when I realized it had a lot of seed I might want to save.  I … Continue reading

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Fall’s gifts

After the snow two weeks ago and subsequent bitter cold nights, there’s not much green or flowering visible in the gardens.  One exception is this water hawthorne (Aponogeton distachyos) — an aquatic plant.  Its white fragrant blooms are delightful amid … Continue reading

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Sweet potato harvest (or not)

Last night the temperature dropped below freezing and we had our first frost of the season.  When I awoke this morning I thought about the white sweet potatoes I planted in June. I knew it must be close to time … Continue reading

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Harvesting and sowing seed (with toad)

I am a seed saver.  My tendency has always been to let plants go to seed just so I can observe and photographically document the process.  Another benefit is that I have seed from plants which grew in my garden … Continue reading

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Found veggies stir fry

I visited the vegetable garden which is recovering from the dry hot summer weather.  The vegetables did not do well this year–especially since I did not water them during the dry weather.  So I was delighted to discover these two … Continue reading

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Lunch after the rain

After several weeks of hot dry weather, the vegetable garden suffered and I could not bring myself to pay it a visit.  Then rain arrived – several downpours – and I still avoided the garden.  The weeds which had grown … Continue reading

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