Tag Archives: harvest

In Our Kitchen: The Last Tomatoes

Our tomato crop was a bust this year. The grape tomatoes did well for a few weeks, but the crop was felled by a combination of too much rain in the spring and the oppressive July heat that normally does … Continue reading

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No More Snow (Most Places)

After the long winter it is finally time to get back out in the garden. After a good bit of weeding and pruning I have most everything ready for spring. The garlic and carrots survived the heavy, late snowfalls and … Continue reading

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Garlic Update

A reader helped me recall that this year I planted soft neck garlic for the first time. This is the reason why there were not any scapes and the stalks all fell over weeks ago but the garlic is still … Continue reading

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The End of Spring

This weekend I pulled the favas, carrots and spinach plants and planted the okra. The fava beans were a big failure this year with no bean pods setting at all. As far as I can tell this was due to … Continue reading

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Things Spring in Spring

So as you can see the arugula is already getting pinched back. The spring has been cool and wet so the spinach and arugula have been producing like rabbits. The carrots are almost ready to be pulled but even better … Continue reading

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The Fall Garden

This year I am attempting a fall garden. I put in a late crop of spinach and arugula and hope to harvest by mid November. With the crazy weather that has been going on who knows if the plants will … Continue reading

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Trimming Garlic Scapes and Plucking Flowers

The first of the garlic scapes have begun to sprout out and I cannot wait to cook them up. Scapes are the shoots that come out of the center of a garlic plant signaling the garlic will soon be ready … Continue reading

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Garden Update

Spring’s final full arrival has brought the first of hopefully many harvests of arugula, carrots and spinach. There are a few things I like to do when it comes to picking what to take and what to leave in to … Continue reading

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Picking figs, and living to tell the tale

Musings by Katherine, photos by Greg This may be the most important advice anyone will ever give you about fig picking: Wear gloves. Do not leave them in the car and proceed to let fig juice run down your wrists … Continue reading

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