Category Archives: Spring

Harvest Totals May and June 2013

Here are the harvest totals for May and June (I spilled a beer on my laptop just a few days before the end of May, thus losing the spreadsheet with my harvest data for the month; hero husband recently was … Continue reading

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Failed experiment: Peas underplanted with pole beans

Well, I bit the bullet this morning and pulled up my pea vines.  I really didn’t want to, for a couple of reasons: 1) they’re still producing (and Tall Telephone, which I’d previously thought wasn’t the most productive variety, actually … Continue reading

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I’ve sprung a leek!

I harvested all of my leeks the other day – nearly 20 pounds from a tiny little patch (about 25 square feet).  I’d purchased the seedlings from Dixondale Farms in the fall, and planted them on December 19, and the sturdy … Continue reading

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Peas 2013

If they didn’t taste so darn good, I don’t think growing shelling peas would be worth it.  I just picked about two and a half pounds of gorgeous pea pods, spent about half an hour shelling them, and ended up … Continue reading

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Guess who’s having homegrown escargot for dinner?

No, no, not me – the chickens!  I’m not that awesome adventurous – yet.  Sure, I’ve eaten my share of escargot in restaurants (and have even made them at home on occasion – Trader Joe’s even carries them!).  Slathered with butter … Continue reading

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There’s a fungus among us!

A week or so ago, I finally finished inoculating my very first mushroom logs.  (I say finally because this was a rather long process for me – the logs were cut a couple of months ago, and then I had … Continue reading

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BUGS!

Every spring, I get a little excited when I see this: Aphids.  And not just one or two aphids here or there (is there even such a thing?  I heard once that aphids are born pregnant, though that’s probably just … Continue reading

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