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Tag Archive: gardening

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

Saturday Light Dinner

WOOHOO! It is officially that sub-compartment of New England Summer known Zucchini Season. This s not because I harvested my first zucchini a few days ago but because I have already given away… 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