• End of the Edamame, First of the Peppers

    August 20, 2015

    Harvested the last of the Edamame last Sunday, 8/16, could have done it a few days earlier. The Peppers are starting to turn red, we start eating them while they are sill yellow or green but they are at their best when red. Still harvesting Raspberries, Pole Beans & Tomatoes. The Late Summer crop of […]

  • Drying Tomatoes on the Barbie

    August 15, 2015

    Drying tomatoes on the barbie, these are mostly the plum tomatoes from the garden, some Siberian and store bought plums also. This time I tried to keep the pieces all about the same size. I have the draft wide open and am trying to keep it around 200F, which is hotter than the last time. […]

  • 2015 Succession Planting

    August 6, 2015

    Succession planting, the replacing of a spring crop by an autumn crop has started. The Cucumbers which failed after early success and the second planting of snap peas have been replaced with Kohlrabi. This if my first time for Kohlrabi, the flavor is said to be mild, sweet, turnip-like. I have also planted a third […]

  • Fran and the Beanstalk

    July 27, 2015

    Fran picking beans.  She picks a double handful each day from two 7 foot trellises too close together. Fran also picks peas, zucchinis, peppers, tomatoes, cauliflowers, cabbages and the eggplants. I pick the raspberries and blackberries. We have had a good year so far, the only failures are the cucumbers which started well and then died […]

  • Baling Wire, Duct Tape of the Machine Age

    July 13, 2015

    On July 2nd I pruned the Raspberries, and tied up the canes to baling wire strung between two fence posts. This is the first time I have correctly pruned the Raspberries. I am a low maintenance type gardener so I had just allowed chaos to reign. The wild raspberries across the street appear to be […]

  • 1st Zucchini, Cucumber

    June 25, 2015

    I picked the first Zucchini and the first Cucumber. Harvested the remainder of the beets. Also harvested the cabbages. Getting ready for the fall Cabbages. The seeds have germinated and I will move them to the planting trays. After the seedlings poke thru the potting soil and are looking sturdy, I will put the the trays […]

  • End of Spring Raspberries

    June 18, 2015

    Now harvesting the last of the Spring crop of Prelude Raspberries. The three year old plant was the bulk of the harvest, the two year old was disappointing, and one of the two new plants did pretty good. Prelude Raspberries promise a harvest in the fall also, haven’t had a fall harvest the first two […]

  • Good Year for Raspberries

    June 11, 2015

    Been picking Raspberries for days now. Today there were so many from the three year old plant I am thinking I will be overwhelmed when all four plants are mature. Fran is going to make a Raspberry Peach pie.  Stay tuned for pictures and the recipe. The previous two years I bought ladybugs to deal […]

  • Save the Cabbages

    May 22, 2015

    Each year is a battle with the cabbage worm and butterfly. It is enough that I have thought at times to give up on cabbages and caulis.  This year I am fighting back with the Tierra Garden 50-5030 Haxnicks Easy Micromesh Tunnel, Giant. I have the package here open, looks simple enough.  Comes in a […]

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