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Tag Archive: gardening

Following up

I spent last Thursday and Friday on my Very First Business Trip. I attended a conference related to one of the larger, federally funded, studies we are conducting where I work. One item… Continue reading

Big Plans for a Big Harvest

After making an impressive rally throughout March, I am pretty sure Old Man Winter has keeled over dead. I could be wrong, though. This is New England after all. Even if he makes… Continue reading

Let’s Get Rotten

We are on back half of winter here in New England, at least as far as the calendar shows. I have received about half a dozen seed catalogs, not counting the ones Mr.… Continue reading

One Last Jam!

As promised, here is the story about what happened to the very hard, very green tomatoes I harvested when disassembling the 2017 Food It Yourself garden. It started, as most things do in… Continue reading

Slowly Cooking Off My Tomatoes

Yes, the Food It Yourself 2017 garden season has been brought to an end. Even after the take down I still had plenty of tomatoes available. My refrigerator was full of the last… Continue reading

Food It Yourself Garden 2017 Wrap-Up

What a strange, productive, surprising year we had with the Food It Yourself garden. The weather was even more irrational than usual for New England. October is still trying to convince us it… Continue reading

Chip Off the Old Squash

You did not actually think I would get through the month of August without a post dedicated strictly to zucchini, did you? This summer our DIYet has included zucchini bread, roasted zucchini, zucchini… Continue reading

Too Hot To Cook Two- Tabbouleh

Once again I have spent so much time tending and harvesting the Food It Yourself garden that I have not had the time to actually blog about it! We are staring down a… Continue reading

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