Monthly Archives: May 2013

catching up on the update

Been very busy the last few weeks, and behind on my planting and garden work.  Guess part of it is, I plant during the moon’s waning phases, not the waxing.  Something about seeds/roots in the dark, then coming up during … Continue reading

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earliest

This is the earliest harvest of zucchini from my garden.  only 2 – one small one that went right into the salad – of garden fresh snow peas, zucchini, spinach, onion, lettuce and spinach.  store bought tomato, a little vinaigrette.  … Continue reading

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who knew?

This morning, have cut back the greens on the Broccoli Rabe, saw the root!  Looks just like a turnip.  Guess what?  They ARE!  part and parcel of the same family. when you look up turnip there is a reference to … Continue reading

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yesterday

am reading Under the Tuscan Sun which probably wouldn’t have impacted me as much before I began my veggie garden, which is already yielding much of daily veg.  Our friend Joe, an Italian from Brooklyn, is also a cook – … Continue reading

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another update

picked the first of the Broccali Raab today.  had not ever had it before, much less grown it!  over seasoned it a bit and it was intense.  liked it, DH did not.  We’re eating Chard nearly every day. the plants … Continue reading

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garden update – 5/15

Already female flowers on the zucchini.  if the bees are doing their job, there will be fresh produce soon.  see at least one flower on the Roma tomatoes, and there are some pickable snow pea pods out there too. Of … Continue reading

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setting up the hive and bee stings

Yesterday was 3 weeks since setting up the hive and was advised that this is the time to check to make sure the Queen is laying and that the comb is being built straight.  Went to check at mid-day when … Continue reading

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