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a new gardening season begins

It snowed earlier in the week. Barely more than an inch but it has cold enough to have stuck around, blanketing my backyard in its crisp silence. This is the perfect scenario for a January evening of perusing the many … Continue reading

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Corn

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Pastabilities

I gave myself a pasta sheeter/cutter for my birthday las month and have been making guinea pigs of my family ever since. I also ordered three books to learn what I was doing. I like to read cookbooks, but they … Continue reading

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My Gardening Life

Growing my garden this year has meant so much more than the seeds I started, the dream part-time job I was fortunate to enjoy, the pesto I made early-season, the myriad tomatoes I canned, or even the jalapenos I am … Continue reading

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Gone Fishing?

Wanted to do something to fence in my veggies against deer and saw an inexpensive one in a catalog but Donny convinced me it was too short. (I KNEW this but wanted to believe that some deterrent would be better … Continue reading

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Gazpacho – The Recipe That Started It All

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When I met my husband-to-be, I was not an accomplished cook, but I wanted to be. I vaguely remember making a summertime pasta salad that my parents liked and I think he either ate it too or helped with making … Continue reading

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Weather Patterns

Here in southwest Ohio, we have been treated to two outstanding weekends the last two weeks. But, as I sit here reading, “WordPress For Dummies” and trying to relearn what I once knew and really learn what I never figured … Continue reading

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Big Garden Plan 2014

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Despite some rain this week, this weekend looks promising for planting Big Garden. I know a lot of serious gardeners would have theirs in already, but it is just not possible here. We always have too much to do to … Continue reading

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You’d Avoid It Too

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To be frank, I have never been really satisfied with the border that faces Big Garden and I have struggled with trying many different plants in it. Some have passed on and more are about to do the same. Here … Continue reading

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A Garden Renewed: The Challenge

What needs to happen is this: 1- Dig up and divide the keepers: tiger lilies, irises, coreopsis (the tickweed kind, which is spreading, but the yellow flowers are worth it), liatris – if there are any left under the Campanula … Continue reading