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Tag Archive: garden

I almost forgot…

So a few weeks ago I shared my rat’s tail radish problem with you. Those crazy pickles are now fully fermented. Here are before (left) and after (right) shots of those radishy rascals.… Continue reading

Food-It-Yourself Garden 2017 Mid-Season Update

This year’s garden is certainly different than last year’s garden. Last year we were in the midst of a major drought. This year I am worried about mold, fungi, and keeping the slugs… Continue reading

I Only Have Myself to Blame

So I have this weakness for novelty. This year, I decided I wanted “something new and different” for the Food It Yourself garden. While perusing the offerings of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds rat’s… Continue reading

Gonna Get That Sucker!

We’ve finally had some summer-like weather here in central MA. The many, many tomato plants in the Food It Yourself garden have responded with a quick growth spurt. There are flowers on just… Continue reading

Planning to Succeed

Did you ever have one of those obnoxious supervisors that said things like, “If you fail to plan then you plan to fail”? I know I have. As annoying as it is to… Continue reading

In Between the Rain Drops…

It was mild, then it was cold. Then it was really really really cold. Then it was okay. Then it was cold and it rained. That is how 2017 has been, weather wise.… Continue reading

Change of Seasoning 2- A Dry Topic

A few weeks ago I harvested all the remaining herbs from the Food It Yourself Garden.  I hung them in bundles inside paper bags. Then I waited. Finally, the leaves were dry and… Continue reading

Not Just Pretty

Summer is definitely on the wane here in New England. Apples, pumpkins, and Hubbard squash are popping up at the farm stands.  The sun is still warm, but the wind is cooler.  I… Continue reading

Bee Part of the Solution

Several times in this blog I have briefly mentioned the plight of bees in North America and the world in general. I think it is time I address the issue fully.  Bees, our… Continue reading

Eat Your Weedies 2

It has been a very dry summer in Central New England. Most cities and towns have a mandatory watering ban, which means the Food It Yourself garden has been a bit parched and… Continue reading