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Tag Archive: home grown

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

Wild Jam Session!

The brief, glorious part of the New England summer known as Strawberry Season is fading away. A few plants may bloom and fruit again, though. Last year I had one strawberry bloom in… 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

Hot and First-y

Lots of firsts today in central New England. Many towns hit 90°F for the first time in 2017 today. Not coincidentally today is the first time I had to turn the sprinkler on… 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

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

Learning New Things

Just last year I planted some rhubarb crowns in the Food It Yourself Garden.  They handily survived the mild winter of 2015-2016. This spring I got a decent cutting of stalks. Then the… Continue reading