Monthly Archives: March 2011

First Bloom

Today the temperature finally got above freezing and I wandered around the yard this afternoon to see what was sprouting. I was surprised to find that a self-seeded pansy overwintered next to the front steps and was already blooming. It … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday 3/28/11

The harvest this week was limited again to a tiny bowl of greens from under the seed starting light. Luckily we’re still working on using up last year’s harvest. This week I roasted another Jarrahdale pumpkin. They’ve continued to turn … Continue reading

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There may be snow on the ground again outside, but my amaryllis has brought the spring color inside. I’ve had this bulb for three years. When I brought it up from the basement where it overwintered this year, it took … Continue reading

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Getting Ready

We’re getting ready for chickens! Our house came with a chicken coop, which we’ve been using as a garden shed. When the snow finishes melting, we’ll find a new spot for those supplies and be preparing the coop for chickens. … Continue reading

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Harvest Monday 3/21/11

One warm day last week I cleaned out the dead plants in the cold frame.  There were a few spinach, lettuce and arugula plants that overwintered.  There are also green onions, and a lot of claytonia.  I pulled a few … Continue reading

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