Labor Day

September 8, 2010
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I’ll admit, I crashed out over the weekend. I was so tired. I took naps. Repeatedly. I don’t do that. But when Labor Day itself finally rolled around, I had enough energy and to spare, so while Uncle Pasto was barbecuing some fabulous smoked brisket, I spent most of the day working on the garden. […]

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I may never buy another grocery-store watermelon again.

August 29, 2010

This beauty is from my backyard. Sweet, crisp, delicious, with a sugary afterglow that lasts … mmmm. It’s so good you can chew practically down to the green rind. These are Sugar Baby watermelons. We only got two, because I accidentally stepped on one. /: The other’s larger and will be picked and eaten shortly […]

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Operation: Ladybug

August 13, 2010

For some reason, aphids love yard-long beans. No, I don’t know why. All I know is that my yard-long beans are covered with ’em. Yuk. A massive aphid-and-ant invasion. Guess the compost pile was no longer enough for the ants …. If that weren’t enough, the quantity of honeydew the aphids are secreting is attracting […]

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So I went away, and my garden exploded.

July 22, 2010
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For reals. (: This is what happens when you take a three-and-a-half-day vacation. So with all that growth, there was lots of picking that needed doing. And lots of pruning. We’ll get to that next post …

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Today’s Harvest

July 13, 2010
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I feel so proud to be able to post this, finally. (: This is what I harvested today! Check it out! Four fairytale eggplants, aren’t they cute? One white eggplant, six black pearl cherry tomatoes, three zucchini, a couple of pattypan squash, a “sweet pepper Mohawk!”*, a lemon cucumber (actually two, but I found the […]

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And sometimes things don’t always go well.

June 29, 2010

I didn’t realize when I finished watering the pots by hand on Thursday that I turned off the water at the tap instead of at the hose. Ooooops. /: What this meant is that I got home to a slightly peaked-looking garden, and a bunch of my San Marzano tomatoes had gotten a case of […]

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Garden Update

June 21, 2010
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I am SO backlogged on posting. To be honest, the summer is the busiest time of the year for me — and not just because of the yard! Here are pictures of how my garden’s grown from the last time I posted to … er … about a week ago when I took these photos, […]

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The Mini-Farm

May 17, 2010
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I want to ramble about my yard for a bit. Well, actually, I want to ramble about a bunch of things, but it all ties into our berry bushes, fruit trees, and most recently, the three veggie boxes we’ve been putting in over the past few weekends. I got interested in growing my own food […]

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