Category Archives: Vegetable Gardening

Vegetable Gardening in Raised Beds

Do you vegetable garden in raised beds? I do. Over the years I’ve grown vegetables in beds made out of everything from pine boards to bluestone. The beds I’ve raised my organically grown vegetables in over the past 17 or so … Continue reading

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Beets: Easy Peasy to Grow and Bake

Most of us are not lukewarm about beets: Either you love beets or you hate them. My vegetable garden always has room for another row of beets so you know where I stand. Do you, like me, love beets? Have you grown … Continue reading

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The Greenhouse: To Heat or Not To Heat. That’s Always the Question

A few years ago I convinced my husband Mike to buy and assemble a 6’x8′ greenhouse … I presented him with a couple of super logical reasons why the idea was a good one: (1) I would save money by overwintering the kind-of-expensive summer tender tropical … Continue reading

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Spring Gardening: Woman versus Bunny

After more than 20 hours of annual spring garden bed cleanup … and I’m not finished yet … I decided to reward myself and officially plant my spring vegetable garden. Yesterday afternoon I tucked in seeds and young plants, hoping to get … Continue reading

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Dirty Knees and a Happy Heart Derailed By Freezing Temps!

Last week the sun was shining and I wandered around my gardens looking for signs of Spring, of life. It’s an annual ritual: A gardener looking for her garden. The good news? All my old friends are beginning to stir! … Continue reading

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‘Designer’ Sweet Peppers Put to Good Use. . .by My Neighbors

My neighbors share their garden bounty with me; in past summers I’ve gotten enough zucchini to make enough zucchini bread to last me almost through the winter! This year, the year of the groundhog, we had no zucchini; however,  I … Continue reading

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The Groundhog Hasn’t Eaten Everything!

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Whatever Lurks Beneath My Greenhouse Eats a LOT

At the beginning of the summer I was weeding the raised vegetable beds next to my little greenhouse when I discovered Something was pillaging my early spring crops (What Lurks Beneath). I asked you what kind of critter might be … Continue reading

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A Spring Victory Garden

A few weeks ago I planted leaf lettuce and radishes; then it snowed. We had a sun shiny day yesterday and I strolled to the veggie garden to see if they seeds had survived. In fact, they are growing! So … Continue reading

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Zucchini Boats

Today I picked three zucchini from my freshly weeded vegetable garden. . .and more are ripening rapidly! So far, then, I’ve picked five zucchini from the three baby plants I planted in May. I expected more, just not so fast. … Continue reading

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