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Solo Cucumber

After I planted peas last spring, something came along and dug up many of them before they could sprout and grow.  In their place, I planted some old cucumber seeds, since cucumbers also can grow on a trellis.  Unfortunately, as … Continue reading

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Re-planting Peas

As often happens, many of the peas I planted last month didn’t germinate, so I decided to plant more in the areas where they are sparse. Yesterday, I soaked some peas to prepare them for planting.  I counted out two … Continue reading

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Planting Peas & Radishes

Saturday, I finished digging garden bed number four with my garden fork.  On Sunday, I raked it level, raked the sides up against the frame, and raked in four pounds (1.8 kg) of 5-10-10 fertilizer.  I covered the bed with … Continue reading

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First Beans & Some Peas

Tonight, we picked the first beans of the season.  We also picked a few ‘super sugar snap’ peas, but there won’t be many more peas this year. The biggest yield of this first picking came from the ’emerite’ pole beans. … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Maple Trees

…is that they have brittle branches that snap easily.  By comparison, my thornless honey locust tree was badly damaged by high wind, and later struck by lightning, yet it never dropped anything larger than a twig.  After a strong thunderstorm Tuesday … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Beans

I planted my pole beans just over a month ago and they were coming up in less than a week.  I planted my usual ‘Kentucky blue’ variety on the left side of the trellis and two new varieties, ’emerite’ and … Continue reading

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Beans Are Up; Peas & Sage Are Blooming.

The pole beans that I planted six days ago are coming up.  All three varieties, ‘Kentucky blue,’ ‘rattlesnake,’ and ‘emerite,’ seem to be germinating at the same time.  Young bean plants seem to be a delicacy for rabbits, so I enclosed … Continue reading

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Radishes & Other Cabbage Family Plants

Yesterday evening, I harvested some radishes.  I took those that were fairly large, and some that were growing close together to give the remaining plants more space.  These radishes were planted just over a month ago, on April 24th. To … Continue reading

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Transplanting Tomatoes & Marigolds

Tonight, I transplanted all my tomato seedlings, and the ‘golden guardian’ marigold seedlings, into garden bed number four.  I had moved most of the seedlings to the cold frame two weeks ago.  I usually plant the early tomatoes first, then … Continue reading

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Pepper Seedlings

My peppers have started to sprout.  The eggplant seeds seem to be a day or two behind the peppers as I am just seeing them push through the surface now.  Here is a photo of the new shoots as of last … Continue reading

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