Outside My Door

I can see our little garden from the big windows in the corner of our kitchen. We planted late, but the zucchini, tomatoes, kale, peppers and herbs are flourishing. I thought we would wait a year before we had any garden but Ray insisted that […]

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  For the first time in several years, I am growing food for myself again. We have a ten by ten plot in a community garden about a mile from our house. We have planted and tended this little plot as a family and I […]

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Starting the Garden

Spring came so early this year, I hardly know when it is time to start planting things outside. I usually plant cool weather crops in late April and yesterday it was in the 70s and I decided it was time to get my container garden […]

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A World of Flavors

Remember my little container garden? I have a few cucumbers, some not yet ripe cherry tomatoes, and herbs. I realized, better late than never, that the mint, sage, and rosemary should be cut back. I trimmed some of their leggy growth which has encouraged the […]

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Garden Update

It may not look like much, but I love my little garden! I’m not quite sure if I can call it a garden, but the assorted containers on our back porch (which isn’t quite a porch either) are doing well, despite not being in the […]

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Sowing Seeds

All of the planting and seed sowing I have done recently has gotten me thinking a lot about the seeds we plant all the time and the things we choose to nurture. This started when I was writing my most recent newsletter, talking a little […]

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Full of Possibilities

I am always amazed by seeds. That these tiny, dry, sometimes strangely shaped bits can, with soil, water, and sunlight become the plants that feed and sustain us. Each seed is the potential for life and it is incredible to think of them in the […]

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Starting with the seeds and soil

Gray skies, frosty ground, and nearly freezing air.  Its the tail end of the growing season here.  This is the time when longing for a comfortable seat by the woodstove is balanced with cheeks flushed as I warm up with physical work in the cold […]

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Garden Morning

  It was a cool morning in the community garden, the light of early fall, dew heavy. Except for the tomatoes which did not survive late blight, everything is growing well. There are so many obstacles and challenges — excessive rain, insects and other hungry […]

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