Category Archives: Gardening

Getting Squashed in July

It happens every year about this time, sometimes a bit earlier. Suddenly, we are up to our ears in squash! That’s not a bad thing though. In addition to eating them fresh, I freeze a lot for use later in … Continue reading

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Hand-Pollinating Squash

Most gardeners don’t worry much about how their vegetables get pollinated. For one thing, almost all of the popular vegetables people grow do just fine without any help from the gardener. But squashes can sometime be an exception to that. … Continue reading

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June Garden Update

Today I want to give a tour of our vegetable garden. I never got around to doing any garden updates in May, so this one is long overdue! I have been busy clearing, planting, weeding and mulching though. I planted … Continue reading

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Saving Collard Seed

Last year I did a trial of collard varieties, planting eight varieties I had never grown before, plus five more that I had grown in the past. They all did quite well in the fall garden, and my wife and … Continue reading

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Planting the Spring Brassicas

I took advantage of relatively dry weather this last week and got our spring brassicas planted. We’re still having frosts here, and even had temperatures dip below freezing on two morning this week. The cabbage family plants are pretty hardy … Continue reading

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