growing food

Going medieval on pests

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Just found our first horn worms of the year, chowing on our tomato plants. In October. This is the benefit of planting the tomatoes…

Falling for spring

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Something about yesterday’s soggy, sunny-but-cool day felt like spring to me. And sure enough, when I started tromping through the side yard with a…

High and dry

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Sun-dried tomatoes are my new favorite thing. The tomato seedlings got a late start, thanks to that wonderful but ill-timed trip to the Grand…

Stumped (Part 1)

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My gloves were soaked and I wasn’t. At least not like I wanted to be. The sweat was pouring off of me like the…

Gar-licked

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Too much rain + partly shady garden site = sad garlic. Not a total failure, but definitely not the harvest we were hoping for….

Unreal estate

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So what had happened was, the land we bought for our orchard doesn’t exist. And that’s why anyone who’s been waiting for an update…

Your moment of zen

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What better way to enjoy Hump Day than with a wee stroll through the veg? Our garden got a late start this spring, thanks…

How sweet it is

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Last month at Pasaquan, we picked up some wayward bamboo shoots that were taking over one of the outbuildings. After drying the culms for…