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Category Archives: vegetables
Earliest garlic harvest
I keep records. Of all sorts of things. The goings-on in the garden is just one of them. Harvesting garlic is an garden highlight, so it usually gets recorded. This year is the earliest I have ever harvested garlic here … Continue reading
Posted in garlic, harvest Tagged climate change 2 Comments
Tomato trellis 2014
What is the best way to grow tomatoes? The answer will partly depend on the variety grown and partly on the climate, but I think the descriptor ‘vines’ is part of the answer. Every garden year I challenge myself with … Continue reading
Posted in DIY, tomatoes, vegetable garden Tagged trellis, vertical gardening 2 Comments
The Bees are Alive!
We haven’t seen much of the bees since we turned the corner into winter. Last week Scott said, “I think the bees are dead”. But Saturday was 46 degF and sunny. For the few hours that the hives were in … Continue reading
Posted in animal behaviour, bees, honeybees, tomatoes, vegetable garden, winter Tagged bee food, pollen 3 Comments
Canned tomatoes or spaghetti sauce?
Every year I process a dozen or so quarts of tomatoes. Some are used in stews or soups, but most get cooked down into rich spaghetti sauces as needed throughout the year. But we were finding, to my disappointment, that … Continue reading
Posted in Canning, food, harvest, tomatoes Tagged quick dinners, spaghetti sauce 6 Comments