Mulch it!

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It is truly becoming Summer here in Little Anse. We don’t get much of a Spring but we do seem to have awfully nice Summer and Autumn weather. This means that it has become warm and dry enough to begin … Continued

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Homemade Fertilizer

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In healthy soil, plants, microbes, fungi and insects cooperate in an active and vital environment. The soil system is very diverse containing a dizzying array of lifeforms in every teaspoonful. Really very amazing. Soil microorganisms are one of the most important … Continued

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Green-sprouting Potatoes

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May is Potato planting time around these parts. We have a range of once-grown seed Potatoes that have been cut and warmed to prepare them for planting. Our Seed Potatoes slumbered in the rather chilly side porch all Winter. Now their … Continued

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Lovely Leeks

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Leeks! They really do take forever to grow (we start our Leeks in January) but I do believe that they are one of the most rewarding vegetables to grow in a cold climate. These are super-hardy plants that are easy … Continued

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Build it Better Yourself…

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“Build it Better Yourself”. Did you ever come across this fabulous book by Rodale press? It is a nifty vintage volume from 1977 that walks you through and wide range of homestead-type projects including Solar Greenhouses,  chicken-coops, pergolas, crop storage … Continued

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The Cabbage and the Worm…

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We are getting our seeds out of storage and setting up the light racks to begin this year’s Brassica crops. Yeah! Cabbages, Kale, Brussel Sprouts, Radishes, Turnips and Mustards, pretty Bok Choy, ferny Mizuna, otherworldly Kohlrabi and chunky Collard Greens. … Continued

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Fun with Onions

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Onions! Late January or the beginning of February is Onion planning time around here. We are still brand new in this Garden and it is only our second year of planting Onions from seed. Last year was a fantastically punishing … Continued

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The Gardener’s Shadow

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I am not a particularly gifted photographer and this lack of talent often results in my own shadow interloping in many of my pictures. As a lucky coincidence these failed photographs reminded me of a neat little parable, that goes something … Continued

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This Garden

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What we are doing here is not at all sensible….just in case you were wondering. This here, is not a very likely place to put any garden at all, never mind our nifty little Market Garden. Our garden battles a … Continued

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Much Ado About Aphids

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Aphids… the tiny green vampires of the greenhouse world. They are really not much trouble in the outside gardens where the balance of predators and the wildness of our weather keeps them well in check. In the greenhouse it is … Continued

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