Monthly Archives: January 2015

Planting Basil

Basil ‘gecofure’ is a Genovese type basil that was bred for growing in containers.  I decided to plant some in a pot today to see if I can have fresh basil earlier than usual. I used a pot that had mint … Continue reading

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My potted snapdragons started to produce new foliage after they bloomed last month, and aphids moved in to feed.  There may already have been aphids on these plants, or perhaps aphid eggs hatched after the plant was moved to a warm … Continue reading

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The Rest of the Carrots

Because of the freezing weather and snow predicted for the rest of this week, I decided to harvest the remaining carrots this afternoon.  I used my garden fork to loosen them and gloved hands to remove most of the mud and … Continue reading

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Beef Roast

We have a tradition of eating roast beef on New Year’s Day.  I often cook the beef on my smoker, but this year I used the oven.  I wanted to cook the beef on a bed of vegetables, so I dug … Continue reading

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