Category Archives: Vegetable garden

Planting white sweet potatoes

Although red sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods, I enjoy white sweet potatoes even more.  They have a heavier texture than the red ones and taste a bit “nutty” to me. I saved a few white sweet potatoes … Continue reading

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Two days – two radishes

I thought it would be fun to create a “vegetable container garden.”  So I planted three radish seeds in a lovely red pot.  Within two days, two of the radish seeds had sprouted (above shows close-up view of one of … Continue reading

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Miracle sprouting

Yesterday I planted lots of bean seeds while the wind ebbed and roared around me.  Last night torrential rains arrived.  And today this bean seed sprouted.  Hey, this working with the non-physical energies of nature really works! [Subsequent note:  The … Continue reading

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Spring garden planted

It has been gently raining (thankfully) for a couple days and today I finished planting all the spring garden seeds as I dodged the raindrops. Once I was back inside the dry house, I looked at the now pouring rain … Continue reading

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Glowing bok choy

Last year I had plenty of bok choy plants in the garden.  As usual, I let them go to seed and harvested the seed for the next growing season.  This particular bok choy plant survived the winter and began flowering … Continue reading

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Shiso

Last year I grew shiso (perilla) for the first time.  I loved the strong unique taste of this herb and was grateful that I had been successful in starting it from seed earlier in the spring. ( I have had … Continue reading

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Renewed faith in plants

A week ago I put the first seeds in the ground for this year’s vegetable garden.  Since that time the weather was extremely hot and dry before getting rain one day and cooler more spring-like temperatures on the following days.  … Continue reading

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Asparagus arrival

Oh my!  The asparagus is coming up.  I planted 25 crowns three years ago and have eagerly anticipated being able to eat as much asparagus as I can.  Last year provided a good-size crop and I bet this year will … Continue reading

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