farming

In the weeds

In the weeds

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When a neighbor tore out his chimney, we couldn’t resist using the bricks to pave a walkway in front of the house. It seemed…

Casting call

Casting call

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I’ve always been a lazy gardener, never bothering with regular fertilizer application. But even when growing organically, plants need nutrient snacks to thrive, so…

Root bound and down

Root bound and down

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When friends Chris and Jenny gave us a loquat for the orchard, it was living in a tiny temporary container. But after a few…

High society

High society

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Seemed appropriate last night to plant something beautiful to counteract the ugliness in Boston. So the front porch container is now bursting at the…

No soup for you

No soup for you

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It was like an Abbott & Costello skit. Years ago, while in Atlanta visiting my collegiate partner-in-crime Katherine, I asked where her family was…

Under the weather

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Gardeners often preach the importance of keeping a journal on daily temperature and rainfall, and now I see why. This is the first season…