Monthly Archives: September 2014

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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LUFFA

started these plants back in April.  they have just started to produce fruit.  and a month later comes FROST!  Last year, they didn’t even make it to frost, they got to this stage and critters ate the fruit right away.   … Continue reading

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more socks

  This is the same Cascade Cherub Aran yarn as the last pair; so did a scalloped cuff rather than a rib knit Knitting from top down, cuff pattern is: knit cast on (in this case 40 stitches which is … Continue reading

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cast iron cookware update

thanks to a friend and neighbor (thank you Sunday!), plus a fortuitous purchase at the thrift shop, have been able to return to cast iron from that non-stick stuff. Even though it was “ceramic”, it was still soft, pots were … Continue reading

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garden update: zucchini

starting off the season with 8 zucchini plants had me awash with the stuff at the beginning of the season. froze several gallons (filled so called gallon freezer bags), canned 7 quarts, gave some away and ate some. Those larger … Continue reading

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