The Swathe of Spring Seeds & Seedlings

I said I wasn't going to grow potatoes this season because I didn't have the space or inclination , but then I read one of those articles about the most pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables and potatoes are one of them... So, I bought just a small bag of Agria seed potatoes; 5 to be precise,…

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Good Crop, Bad Crop

Last time I talked about the pumpkins and squashes, which despite the powdery mildew and earlier-than-usual demise, still gave us decent crops. Except for the Pink Banana Jumbo squash, both plants of which grew like a stunted sloth and finally aborted their puny fruit. I blame the poor quality of the seeds. Plus the slugs…

The First Frost And First Steps

We had our first frost yesterday morning, just three days out from winter! And another one this morning. It has been a very pleasant Autumn. But I am glad to see frost and the beautiful sunny days that follow, for frost brings on proper dormancy for the fruit trees and reduction or death of some…