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Accidental companion planting

Two weeks ago, in a fit of spring fever, I started a couple dozen seedlings. Some kale. Basil. Two kinds of peppers. a couple paste tomatoes. And a half-dozen pots of nasturtium. Or, well, so I thought. Turns out I actually planted a dozen pots of nasturtium. I just... read more

Digging (and eating) sunchokes

What a strange spring we are having this year. First, it came on fast and strong. Along the front path, there are blooming daffodils and grape hyacinth. My plum tree is in full bloom, and the Virginia bluebells that grow beneath it have already begun to loosen their... read more

A return to the garden

So, it’s been a while. A bit more than a full year, in fact. I haven’t deliberately stayed away. It’s more a product of the whole only-so-many-hours-in-the-day thing. You see, right about the time when I posted my last blog post, I found out I was... read more

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