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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Fool’s Spring…

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It feels like Spring today. It is warm and really sunny and a substantial amount of the latest snowfall is melting away. I know that it is most likely just a “Fool’s Spring” and that we will still get to … Continued

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Slant of Light

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That certain slant of light…. That is when, I think, you can really tell that Autumn is upon us. The cucumbers are the first to wither in the cooling nights and the other heat loving crops soon follow. The most … Continued

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Preserves

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It turns out that after all that amazing harvesting you really must preserve your landslide of beautiful produce. We have piles of shiny yellow and green Courgettes and Pattypan Summer Squash. Basket after basket of the perfect and very lush … Continued

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Harvesting

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It is that time of year… It always make me feel a bit like a mad scientist. Giddy and sort of amazed at what the Gardens have managed to produce. We harvested ALL the Tomatoes from the hundred or so … Continued

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Calendula!

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A lovely row of Cottage Garden-ish Calendula, also known as the Pot Marigold. Calendula is in the Daisy family and it is a useful plant in the Garden border and also in the kitchen. Flower petals can be added to … Continued

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Vegetable Pickle

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This past season we grew a crop of quite lovely summer cabbages. A fairly large crop of quite lovely summer cabbages, actually. Many, many more cabbages than we could use fresh. So it seemed like a good time to make … Continued

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