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Springwatch 2012

February 20, 2012


Behold, spring. We are precisely a month ahead of the vernal equinox, but today a significant event marked the advent of spring. The first crocus arrived and opened, which shouldn’t be too much of a surprise considering how warm and mild the winter was. You’ll recall that last year they were blasted by a March […]

Withinseason Reboot!

January 18, 2012


Hello Again! The last post was in September? That means it is time for a reboot. We’ve been busy on the food front even if it has been quiet around here… September was a flurry of canning and preserving. Our second year has been mega-bonus-awesome: the peas just keep rolling out of the freezer with […]

The growth-cycle of garlic.

June 25, 2011


Today is a cool summer day here in central PA, with a high of a heavenly 75 F. Even so, I can hardly conjure up the memory of those chilly days last fall that found us on our hands and knees poking garlic cloves into the ground. At that time of year, the garden is […]

Champion of England Peas: Success!

June 11, 2011


Prolific and delicious, our Champion of England Peas are a total success this year.  Recipes to follow; for now —  Note to future selves: Tall varieties are awesome. So is harvesting at dusk.  Also: give tall varieties an extra post to support all the extra weight. Oops.

An Evolving Garden Line-Up

May 16, 2011


This year, we’re bringing back some tried-and-true and testing out some new, unusual varieties we found at the Seed Savers Exchange.  Successes, flops, and other updates to follow! We’re growing in central PA, in a valley that tends to the milder side of PA winters, but still with a shorter(ish) growing season. It’s been well, […]

Garden Watch: May 5 edition

May 5, 2011


At the start of May, peas begin to climb, strawberries are blossoming, and tulips in full bloom. Harvest countdown has begun!

Foraging: They came in the night

May 1, 2011


We found these morels …. in a secret spot.  Hope there’s a second round in our future.  Last week’s tremendous thunderstorm and warm(er) weather probably had a lot to do with our fantastic luck.  I’m doing a rain dance. Right. Now.