Monthly Archives: July 2018

To Sleep on a Petal

How refreshing it must be to sleep on a petal. Spend your first wakening hour in the garden and you may see a fly or bee which is still wakening from spending a soft night on a sweet blossom. It … Continue reading

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Staying Cool

On warm summer days, watching tofu cooling in ice water is refreshing. I hesitate to use the word hot as compared to many other places this summer, our warmth would seem like someone turned on a large outdoor air conditioner. … Continue reading

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Figs at the Market – a First

The Adriatic figs are ripening and so succulent. For the first time ever, I’ll have figs this Saturday at the Mt. Vernon Farmers Market. Who will be the lucky ones who get to take these home? How many will actually … Continue reading

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Standing on Corn Roots

Corn roots testify that corn is a tropical plant. Thick, tropical plant roots with stubby tips push corn plants above the soil. The next time you pass a corn field, imagine the millions of corn plants standing above the soil … Continue reading

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Is This the Summer?

Is this the summer the grapes will ripen? I have hope. Supposedly varieties that will ripen this far north, after three years of pruning and growing, they have set fruit galore. May the sunny days of July and August plump … Continue reading

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Safe and Sound

This is how I fertilize the garden, by adding wheelbarrows of green matter, of which I have an endless supply. Plenty of organic matter makes for a very biologically rich garden. Wouldn’t you rather eat vegetables growing from soil made … Continue reading

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Why Don’t They?

The Rainier cherries are ripening, and when I go to pick them, the chickens come running. They love cherries. Any I drop they stab instantly. They love fruit, blueberries, blackberries, grapes, cantaloupes, peaches, you name it. Heaven to chickens would … Continue reading

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