Tag Archives: Buy Local

The State of the Garlic

I got an e-mail from my friend Janet yesterday.  She writes: “I got notification that my CSA will start June 12th.  I am looking forward to it.  They are already starting plants.  I will look into the winter one at … Continue reading

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Potato Blosson Festival

This is the first of my 12 little seed potatoes to sprout.  They weighed about one pound in total before planting.  A farmer I know has 500 pounds of potatoes to plant.  He clearly knows what he’s doing.

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Green(s) Day

Ladies and gentlemen, it is my sad duty to inform you that the Boston Celtics lost in game 2 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Semifinals series last night.  This eliminates several interesting word plays using the words “green” and “greens.”  … Continue reading

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My Dream Hoop House

Old school, like me.

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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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Here’s One Reason

To grow your own food… or know a local farmer.

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Eau De Garlic

When I got home from work yesterday, I smelled garlic.  Rich in sulphur, garlic gives off a pungent smell right about this time of year as it starts to rot.    I looked in my garlic basket, squeezed the disintegrating cloves, … Continue reading

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The Inventory

This is going to be a productive week.  Palm Sunday is clearly visible on my horizon and I am going home to inspect the garden I share with Uncle Bob.  Maybe O’Pa’s rhubarb is peaking through and maybe my garlic … Continue reading

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Now The Troubles Begin – For The Love Of Lago’s

I could tell you a long story today, but I’m just not sure you want to hear it.  Maybe someday.  Essentially, it’s a story about working RHEE-LEE hard at something, to the point of exhaustion.  And this went on for … Continue reading

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Pomposity: Just Another Post About CSA

I got off the phone with one of my favorite Victory Gardeners the other day and said “Pomposity!”  My conversation with him made me realize I had assumed everyone knew what I meant when I wrote about Community Sponsored Agriculture … Continue reading

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