today’s garden work

Garden Work
It was a beautiful, bright and warm HALLOWEEN day! I was lucky to do garden work all day. There are not so many of these good outdoor days any more as the season moves on toward winter. Here’s what I did: – Finished up my seed list. (Last year I…
 
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a gardener’s lament

Garden Work
My muscles are sore. My hands from holding the snow shovel. My shoulders and arms from lifting the sticky snow and throwing it off to the side. In better weather, I park my car out by my mom’s garden to unload seedlings and compost. This time, I parked my car…
 
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today’s indoor garden work

Garden Work, Starting Seeds
Today I planted seeds for 3 types of lettuce and a cabbage. Just a few of each. Seedlings will go into my winter tunnel in 4 weeks.  By then we’ll be getting on to the end of February. If temperatures aren’t warm by then, at least there’ll be enough light…
 
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winter tunnel clean up

Garden Structures, Garden Work
I opened up my winter greens tunnel this afternoon, but it wasn’t a pretty sight. All the romaine lettuce was wilted and rotting. I guess the week of sub-zero temperatures was too cold for it. Plus it looks like a mouse had gotten in. There was a mouse nest and…
 
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winter “gardening”

Garden Work
Well we got just over a foot of snow last Thursday, bitter cold temperature, and then I got a winter cold (achoo). Tis the season. Over half of my winter tunnel is crushed from the snow load since I never got that top support put in. Other than these sad…
 
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today’s garden work

Garden Work
We are expecting a good freeze tonight – our first – so I spent some time getting ready. – Picked the rest of the pole beans, 3 lbs (!), and took down the vines and poles (and later made 5 jars of dilly bean pickles) – Harvested the last of…
 
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growing Belgian endive

Garden Work
I’m trying something new this year. Belgian endive! I grew it from seed starting mid summer. Last Friday I harvested the roots and now they are curing in the garden under leaves. They’ll stay out there a few days or so, then the leaves get chopped off and the roots…
 
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garden work: weeds, weeds, weeds

Garden Work
Today I spent a couple hours working in my community garden plot. Where do all these weeds come from? I think I pull them and then I turn around and they have grown up again. Weeding takes most of my garden time now, but I do other fun stuff too.…
 
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today’s garden work

Garden Work
Charley really wanted to participate in all of my garden chores today. He made the work a bit of a challenge. He stole anything he could and then I had to chase him – he’s fast! He walked all through the garden beds (my plan is to teach him next…
 
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