Tag Archives: vegetable gardening

Spring Outside

What is good news for my garden and yard is bad news for my blog.  Every spare moment in May was spent establishing our new garden, nestled in our sunny gently sloping field. Grass, along with horsetails, thistles, and milkweed, … Continue reading

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Tomato Time, Salsa Season

Can you believe the wonderful coincidence?  All the ingredients needed for salsa are peaking in the garden.  Nothing is better at the end of a sunny August day than a just-made batch of salsa using freshly picked ingredients.  Our veggies … Continue reading

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Savoring Eggplant

This has been a banner year for eggplants in our cold Vermont valley.  They flourished during the summer’s early start and periods of hot dry weather.* After several different cooking experiments, I’ve crafted my favorite eggplant recipe.  Its simplicity brings … Continue reading

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Dressing up Salads

At last!  We’re eating fruits and roots out of the garden – not just leaves and shoots. Though lettuce and asparagus are still in our weekly harvest mix, our salads are getting much more colorful and interesting as peas, carrots, … Continue reading

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Time to Keep Garden Pests Under Control

It’s been a great growing season.  We got an early start and have had a decent mix of rain and warm sunny days.  Now that your tender seedlings are reaching up toward the sky, it’s a crucial time to prevent … Continue reading

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Spring Garden Recipes: Sauces and Dressings

By the end of winter I eagerly await the first spring greens, herbs, and shoots.  The prospect of peas, asparagus, cilantro, baby lettuce and chive blossoms motivates me to prepare and plant my container gardens.  I frequent the winter farmer’s … Continue reading

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Starting a Container Garden

Do you rent?  Do you have limited if any space to grow vegetables this summer?  Are you thinking about moving apartments in June or September?  Do you hesitate to garden because you might have to buy a lot of new … Continue reading

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