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weedy wednesday: tomato harvest!

Our tomato harvest is in full swing here, all four plants are sporting ripe tomatoes, and I’ve been enjoying being able to wander out and bring a haul like this into the kitchen whenever I like: As I’ve mentioned before, … Continue reading

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weedy wednesday: adding + ripening

This past weekend I made a small enhancement to our little patio garden: One basil plant from Trader Joe’s. Buying a bunch of basil alone is $1.00, buying a plant is $2.99. So if we use basil on three occasions, … Continue reading

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weedy wednesday: not-so-green tomatoes

One of the great parts of coming back from a long trip is how much your plants seem to have progressed in your absence. We were blessed with a very nice friend who kept our tomato plants hydrated while we … Continue reading

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weedy wednesday returns!

My garden this year is pretty tiny: I had to give up my garden plot when I moved north. What with the multiple moves in the past few months, I had kind of written this summer off completely. But, at … Continue reading

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weedy wednesday: kale returns

I planted all sorts of seeds for my fall garden this year, but so far it seems the only thing taking off is the kale: Kale was also my big crop last winter, and certainly if I had to pick … Continue reading

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weedy wednesday: uses for scrap yarn

I’m sure I’m not the only knitter who winds up with small pieces of yarn hoarded up out of some primal aversion to waste. But what to DO with them? My latest solution is adding some color to my garden … Continue reading

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weedy wednesday: fava harvest!

I picked the first of my fava beans this weekend: Then I shelled them, blanched them in boiling water, and shelled them again (because, you know, fava beans have two shells). I didn’t really pick enough for a dedicated fava … Continue reading

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weedy wednesday: transitions+foraging

New leaves on the zucchini this week: No sign of powdery mildew yet! Sadly, my kale seems to be winding down. I’ve been snapping off flower buds steadily for the past week or so, hoping to prolong production a bit … Continue reading

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weedy wednesday: spring sproutings

A few weeks back I did a major weeding session in the garden and also pulled up all my (poor, ravaged) brussel sprout plants. I put some new seeds into that space, and they’ve just started to come up! Want … Continue reading

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weedy wednesday: kale chips

All that’s seriously growing in the garden right now is kale (4lbs harvested in the past week!), so today’s post is yet another kale recipe: Curry kale chips! These make a great crisp, salty snack. They are a little time … Continue reading

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