Category Archives: How Things Grow

Who Is the Fairest of them All?

Who is the fairest of them all? That is an easy answer. It’s Lulu with her lovely green eggs. Most of the hens have decided there are better things to do than lay eggs on hot summer days. Lulu isn’t … Continue reading

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Things to Smile About on a Warm August Day

The white flower bean pods are getting plump. Grapes are fattening. It’s impossible to go into the garden without smiling. And harvesting poppy seeds is an otherworldly affair. Do these even look like earth creatures? They look like oddities from … Continue reading

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High Summer

Ripe blackberries are a sign of high summer. So are vegetables in bloom, radish, chard, arugula, epazote, and so many other greens are sending their flowers up to catch the bees buzzing through the garden. Ripe tomatoes are within sight, … Continue reading

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A Fun Harvest

August is starting out on a cool note. Much of the northern hemisphere is enduring insufferable heat. We’ve turned on the heat the last few mornings to take the chill off. The sunflowers are starting to open. The trick this … Continue reading

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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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