Category Archives: Water

Call Aunt Toe-May-Toe

My brother’s got a new phone with a hands-free device for his car.  He’s got different phone numbers set up to dial according to his voice commands, like “call Miss Mary” or “call the Dairy Maid.”  According to my brother, … Continue reading

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A Pear In A Rain Barrel

Three years ago, we bought a rain barrel for the Hampton Victory Garden through a program sponsored by the water company.  Skyjuice New England provides the barrels to communities at a reduced price to encourage water conservation.  Since we have … Continue reading

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Water Week – Frosting On The Cake

I was inspired to write this three-part “Water Week” series while reading an article by Nancy Bubel in the July, 1988 Country Journal magazine titled “A Gardener’s Dirty Dozen.”  Number four on the list of garden NO NO’s was “Watering … Continue reading

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Water Week – Cool Dirt From The Ground Up

When I think about having a productive garden in spite of the weather, I think about the dirt (soil preparation), what’s going into it (drought tolerant plants), and what’s going on top of it (mulch).  Although it seems drought-like today, … Continue reading

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Water Week

At the Hampton Victory Garden, there’s a surefire way to know if we’re in a drought.  Step on over to my corner of the garden.  My plot is the second soggiest because the ground slopes downward into this corner of … Continue reading

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Age of Aquarion

It’s been raining a bit, the kind of rain that helps soften the ground and encourages a different kind of sprout. We’re so lucky here in New England; we have lots of water.  We also have running water at the … Continue reading

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