Author Archives: Debra

This year’s garlic

This year, the garlic is slow to mature and be harvested. Usually I’m harvesting my garlic around the 4th of July but this year it’s not ripe yet for harvest and curing. Perhaps it’s the long, cool spring we’ve had. … Continue reading

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What’s up and coming

Cucumbers are flowering and growing wildly up the trellis. Soon there will be many varieties of cucumbers to relish.           Bush beans (here) and pole beans are flowering. Soon there will be many fillet beans to … Continue reading

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Summer fruits, part four: more berries

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More summer fruits: sour cherries

A friend invited me to harvest from her sour cherry tree. It was beautiful and laden with cherries. I’ve enough now pitted for a half dozen pies. Yum.

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Lettuce-free salads

Now that the spinach, lettuces and microgreens have bolted (flowered) and lost their taste, it’s still easy to make a great salad. I love salads made with herb and young vegetable leaves. Plus there are hot weather greens that make … Continue reading

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First blackberries . . .

Ate the first ripe raspberries today. They were the golden variety and so sweet. Below are red raspberries ready soon for summer feasting.

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Insects in the garden

I was asked a good question the other day about insects. Do I spray? Actually, no, I don’t spray because I have an organic garden and I don’t want to kill beneficial insects when spraying the destructive ones. That said, … Continue reading

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More incredible scapes

As I’ve written before, garlic scapes are such a delicacy. A fine and abundant crop this year. And the promise of good hardneck garlic to harvest and cure next month.

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Summer fruits, part two

The strawberries are red and delicious, ready for daily picking and immediate eating. The raspberries and blackberries will soon be luscious and ready for eating. Too good sun warmed to even make it into the house.

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First peas

The first peas are ready for harvesting.

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