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Entries Tagged as 'Independence Days'

Saving the summer (and a green tomato recipe)

October 9th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Laura over at (Not so) Urban Hennery posted a pantry expose a few days ago that got me thinking. I dropped out of regularly posting for Independence days and have yet to do a full assessment of what we’ve managed to get from the garden this year. Now I don’t even have a pantry to [...]

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Independence Days Challenge 7

September 1st, 2008 · No Comments

This entry is late, the weekend got away from me. Yesterday was pretty nice but it is cold and cloudy again today. Right now the temperature outside is a balmy 54 degrees F. I am not ready for fall.
Plant -Ok, so I didn’t plant anything this week. I’m a bit demoralized, it appears summer is [...]

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Independence Days Challenge 6

August 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Plant Something - No planting this past week but next week for sure.
Harvest Something - Our first tomato! I am a little concerned it will be our first and last with the weather lately. Tons of green beans. Yin Yang beans. Lemon cucumber and summer squash. Pulled out half of the chinese broccoli out of [...]

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Independence Days Challenge 5

August 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Things are getting in full swing around here, the meager green bean harvest of last week (4 oz) turned into 1lb 8 oz just a few days later. We finally have a red tomato! It is still a bit hard, but I am counting on picking it this week. The winter squash are putting on [...]

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Independence Days Challenge 4

August 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Plant Something - No planting this week.

Harvest Something - Butter crunch lettuce (of course!), fennel, Leeks, spring onions, rosemary, basil, had our first meager harvest of pole beans - (pictured above), but they were damn tasty and more to come. Yin Yang beans are ready for fresh eating too.
Preserve Something - Put up 8 [...]

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Independence Days Challenge 3

August 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

Plant Something - No seed planting this week. Transplanted the broccoli and cauliflower starts to the garden. Other than that just monitoring the beets, chard and lima’s I put in last week and obsessing over where I am going to find room to put in the fall spinach, new lettuce, arugula and rutabaga. I got [...]

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Independence Days Challenge 2

July 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Plant Something - Planted Beets, Lima Beans more Swiss chard.
Harvest Something - Harvested Lemon Marigold seeds, more lettuce, beets, kohlrabi, bunching onions, walking onions,  and chinese broccoli (kai-lan)

Preserve Something - blanched and froze two and a half gallons of Chinese Broccoli

Prep Something - Layed soaker hose down in the main garden bed. I had been [...]

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Independence Days Challenge 1

July 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This year I have been trying to record our harvest  much more rigorously than in years past. Both to aid in my planning for next year and to get a true idea of what we can get out of our little square of earth. I toyed with the idea of creating a sidebar listing the [...]

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