Monthly Archives: September 2014

must be fall

  everything is turning yellow/orange! the big tomato will turn quite a lovely orange and they are delicious. the small tomatoes are yellow plums. Both are heirlooms that I keep going every year.  The pepper is a lovely dark yellow … Continue reading

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just off the needles

and out of the washing machine had bought this novelty yarn for the purposes of making a shawl. it is GALAXI, made in Spain, 3 x 100 gram balls.  Wanted a narrow, long shawl. first made a big rookie error … Continue reading

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making yogurt

Had been off yogurt for awhile, but after paying the big $$ for some organic at the health food store last week, decided it was time to make my own again. this time was not so careful, not so persnickety … Continue reading

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Asian greens

Local garden center has been offering various Asian greens. Got some seedlings of Tokyo Bekana: Small Chinese Cabbage, Tokyo Bekana This is a Japanese version of Small Chinese Cabbage. Yellowish-green, frilled leaves and white flat petioles are excellent for stir-fry … Continue reading

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late september update

After all, this IS an online garden journal – Today planted some store bought broccoli seedlings . . mine weren’t doing so well.  They went into the main garden bed.  Took some seeds from a little bag that says “red … Continue reading

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not so easy vest

Inspired by a super easy vest to make, devised this pattern.  Nothing fancy.  Just a back, knit round to sides and then a long piece for the front connecting sides to top back.  I’m not keen on sewing my knits, … Continue reading

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celebrating the harvest

Today is the fall equinox, but also known as Mabon, the second harvest celebration.  and while we celebrate the bounty of the harvest pretty much every day here, today will make a special effort to include, and with special thanks, … Continue reading

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9/19 in the garden

  Getting ready for the winter.  these will all be going into the greenhouse for winter growing   This is what is left of the main garden.  eggplant still happening somewhat.  picked what are probably the last of the roma’s … Continue reading

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one potato, none potato

I grow my potatoes in grow bags and large pots. Yesterday dumped the first bag. The greenery and stems long gone, they never were very strong, not much in flowers. ONE nickel sized potato. ONE quarter sized potato and ONE … Continue reading

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beginning of the end

Coming to the end of the main summer growing season; and that means the end of the harvest also.  Bush beans are still producing, but VERY slowly.  Getting about this much each day, not enough for two people. Have discovered … Continue reading

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