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Tag Archive: sprout

The Magical Mystery Squash

Remember how I had those volunteer squash sprouts this past spring? (See the picture to below to refresh your memory. )As my zucchini, cucumbers, and pumpkins were being eaten by an adorably evil… Continue reading

Food It Yourself Garden 2018- Can I Get a Volunteer?

Okay, so this will be three blog posts in a row dedicated to my garden, but I really think I am on my way to a personal best this year. It has been… Continue reading

Food It Yourself Garden 2018- It Takes Pain to be Beautiful

My mom used to tell me “it takes pain to be beautiful.” She would then commence the lengthy process of detangling my thick, wavy hair. This year, getting my garden together was a… Continue reading

Food It Yourself Garden 2018- so far…

Just as predicted by the majority of New Englanders, “springtime” has been bypassed in the north east USA. It is now early summer, even though it is only early May. It happens. We… 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

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

I’m Going Sprout- Part 4

So this sprout experiment could have gone better. I think I have trouble shot my problems though. Here are my moth beans in their current state. As you can see, there are some… Continue reading

I’m Going Sprout- Part 3

It is day three of my adventure in bean sprouting. So far the beans have been soaked and left in the dark with occasional rinsing/draining. So, what exactly am I waiting for? In… Continue reading

I’m Going Sprout- Part 2

The adventure with growing bean sprouts continues! The beans were soaked for the prescribed 24 hours. Next, the instructions called for draining them and leaving them in a dark location; they should be… Continue reading

I’m Going Sprout: Part 1

I’m impatient. This year I am impatient for spring, but I am impatient generally. The down side of gardening is, however, that few things happen quickly. Sprouting seeds takes just a few days,… Continue reading